View Full Version : Lady Dulcinea got a new outfit and booked a flight to the Milan Show


Barry Lee Hands
12-08-2009, 09:57 PM
She enjoyed Italy so much-she now resides in Venice. . .

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SHostetler
12-09-2009, 12:26 PM
Steve,
Gorgeous doesn't begin to describe this piece. What process did you use on the blade for the design?

Regards,
Steve Hostetler

cutromano
12-09-2009, 12:57 PM
Very nice work!

Barry Lee Hands
12-09-2009, 12:58 PM
Steve,
Gorgeous doesn't begin to describe this piece. What process did you use on the blade for the design?

Regards,
Steve Hostetler

Steve and Ricardo, thank you,
The proper term I believe would be florentined, of a sort.
It is a method I developed recently from observing ancient work, and combining it with other things,

I call it "Burnished Blade Technique"

It is executed with burnishers.

The layout on the blade is something old and new also, I call it "Inductive Layout"
The leaves are located first, through applied geometry and then the scroll, or stem is "Induced" by the location of the leaves.
This is in juxtaposition to "deductive layout" where you draw the scroll or stem first, and apply the leaves later.

I observed and learned this "Inductive Layout" studying ancient Greek and arabesque layout, and I borrowed the general terms from Francis Bacon.
Using similar terms he explained his opposition to Aristotlian analysis of scientifiic reasoning.
That is, the deductive method of Aristotle relied on intuitive assumptions and conclusions about the world which seemed correct, but were not true to nature.
Bacon's Inductive method relied on observation.
This way of examining the problem of layout fits rather well with the temper of simplicity and self similarity in ornament which I have been pursuing of late.