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Every job is different and very often the same job could be created in a multitude of ways. Each job has to be tailored to suit the customers’ budget and the life expectancy. Some of our jobs stray away from strictly lettering work to more abstract decorative items. Whilst researching for some stripes required for period BMW’s recently, I came across an interesting link to some work we did in a private garden in Surrey. I stumbled across BMW ART CARS, the first of which was created by Alexander Calder. Calder was famous for creating large mobiles, the shapes of the hanging panels are reflected on this car.
We had to decorate a “Calder”-esque sculpture for a gentleman who liked to have more than just flowers in his garden and who had a penchant for gold leaf decoration. He commissioned the sculpture, it was painted and erected, but he felt it needed an additional decorative touch that would catch the sunlight as the vanes moved in the breeze.
Needless to say the pieces had to be disassembled to work on and as the largest sections were about 10 feet long from curve to tip, it was quite an interesting reassembly, with the wind starting to increase and the poor gardener in fear of decapitation.