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Pine Cone by ou8nrtist2 Pine Cone by ou8nrtist2
Here's the first iteration and result of a design problem I've been mulling over for a couple of months,namely how to FABRICATE,(as opposed to casting), a pine cone with reasonable accuracy. I eventually realized a good stock reproducible shape to start with would be PUNCH PARTS. So I considered my industrial connections and got access to a wonderful old 65 ton J.C.Whitney punch. On a Saturday I took over two plates,one of 3/16ths silicon bronze (which this piece is made from), and a stainless plate which was 1/8th inch thick.I've used an oval punch to make these petal like shapes...
I'm reasonably pleased with this piece,but obviously some of the details can get refined if I go further.
Welded silicon bronze-height 3"

The pine cone exhibits some rather incredible Sacred Geometry characteristics. The petals are configured in controposto radiating spirals like the seeds of a sunflower head,and the RATIO of the left hand spirals to right hand spirals almost always follows the FIBONACCI SEQUENCE.
This arrangement of petals allows for the MAXIMUM surface area (for respiration) with the MINIMUM of organic material...almost as if it was DIVINELY engineered ,thus we have the term Sacred Geometry.

Update Oct 28th 2009
This was a commissioned piece, though I had some difficulty reconnecting with the client after the initial meeting. In this case I had not been prepaid. Usually I take some money down(half), to begin the process (which generally starts with research). But the design problem was already logged into my on board auto rotational program(my pea brain),and so I went ahead with solving the riddle as if funding were already in place(a bad habit). I am pleased to report the client came by today and was overjoyed at the work and paid the fee in full...Yay, I get wine tonight ...LOL
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:iconjodipheonix:
jodipheonix Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   General Artist
this is quite lovely :)

I've always liked pine cones and to see one
done in metal is lovely :D
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional
This was a sort of sacred Geometry test piece,to see if i could pull off the form in a recognizable way...
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:iconjodipheonix:
jodipheonix Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   General Artist
you done a superb job :clap:
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ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Featured here [link]
If you'd like it removed, please let me know.
:heart:
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional
That's cool...
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Who wouldn't want a three foot pine cone!
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional
LOL,
It's 3 inches tall...
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Oh ... yeah ....

lol

more affordable I guess ;)

but still who wouldn't want a three feet tall pine cone?! Or even three metres :D
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional
It would be so ultra cool at that size.
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely!!
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