Life is full of surprises

Only after a week can I write about a small event that really has altered my outlook towards the whole process of making. This piece has gone through an awful lot, but together we are both a little stronger. What started off as a maquette and then was transformed into a finished piece after a whole afternoon spent soldering and really getting it just right, burnishing the edges applying lime sulphur, rubbing back adding wax then it  fell out of  a box. Not knowing it fell from the box and convinced I had lost it for ever I was somewhat distraught. Then by some strange chance I found it next to my car after I had driven over it!!! Now completely flat; BUT all the soldering was intact.

To be honest I think I have been in disbelief. All this only days away from hand in and at a time where emotionally I had completed that body of work and I just wanted to spend time evaluating it and thinking how much this work was going to inform the remainder of this final year. Now I am looking at how this serendipitous event can inform what I do in future or I just take it as an event and smile along with how good my soldering must be if the piece can survive a crushing by a Prado. The  squashed ring as it was found on the road after my car had rolled over it. Even the enamel was in tact, and not one piece of my soldering had popped.

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