Step 1: first we carefully selected pour raw material of fallen branches. Club members were tasked with finding unique piece of hardwoods wood with flowing forms that were dry, free from insects and mold/rot, within specific maximal and minamal diameters. Each piece was individuallly tested for strength and carefully cut into suitable lengths. After two hours everyone was proud to have found at least one suitably attractive piece, and collectively we had enough material for an entire project.
Step 2: Small groups met in Tim's studio to learn basic wood carving techniques (de-barking, chiseling, rasping, sanding) to refine their selected tree branch sections into sculpture elements.
Step 3: presentation of the FTI-SI project showing the work-in-progress at a club meeting
Step 4: Timothy Mark joins and further sculpts the individually refined branch sections into a strong, graceful, and unified sculpture form. Club members returned to the studio to assist with the final sanding of the sculpture.
Step 5: 3D Scan of the finished object with the Layerlab, Graz
Step 7: Sculpture-Dance-Performance in the Joanneumsviertel Graz performed by Timothy Mark and Anna Altmanninger.
Step 7: 3D printed miniatures of the club sculpture were available for each member of the club in silver, ceramic and plastic to commemorating the group bonding experience.
Step 8: An image of the FTI-SI Sculpture printed in the 6oth anniversary journal 2018