Simon Begg, Samurai German ring turning (ART, OBJECTS 2021)
The technique of German ring turning is a 200 year old technique that traditionally was used for the production of toys. I have adapted that for far more complex sculptural professes. As I'm turning the ring, I can not see my final shape and rely of accurate measurements. After 5 hours of work, I cut it in half to reveal the silhouettes shape, this one of fighting samurais. I wanted to play with the concept of good vs bad in this one with the two different inlayed timbers.