NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:So I've got this budding idea for a fire scultpure using kevlar wick and lamp oil and whitegas...Anyone know any resources or websites that might help me before I go from "brainstorm" stage to "experimental" stage...Granted I've got NO free time until February so I doubt it will ever get done but it will give me something to think about at least...

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Tempest
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Location: Sheffield
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 522
Posted:I know Cirque de Flambe use some large ish sculptures that they call fire puppets but they don't look too different to what you described. Any help? TEMPEST

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:I bet Draevon could help. He's good with that sort of thing.

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NYC
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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Hrmmm... There's got to be someone out there with some fire sculpture ideas... I've seen lots on the internet about building structures out of wood and then burning them. In fact, there are even international competitions (which look very cool.) I hadn't seen much about relightable metals ones.[And this post seems to be dropping rather quickly. If only there were some way I could continually bump it up for more exposure... wait a minute... I've got an idea to keep it bumped up...]CANTUS SUCKS CHICKEN EGGS!!![That should do it... now anyone with some real ideas/experience please let me know...]
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Charles
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Location: Auckland
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Posted:Hey cantus, are those eggs fertilised or unfertilised??BTW NYC, I don't know anything about fire sculptures...Sorry...------------------Charles (INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggling.co.nz

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:I've been tempted by doing a fire sculpture but it'll have to wait til next year as I have too many paintings to do at the moment....Hmm having reread your post NYC i have come to the conclusion you dont think I'm helpful so I won't bother offering you any help or ideas.

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Rick aka Loki
Rick aka Loki

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 18th Dec 2000
Total posts: 134
Posted:One suggestion I have for when you do it: lots of empty space per flaming wick space. Too much kevlar and it'll just look like a flaming pile of nothing. The fire will engulf any form or definition.I can't remember the website right now (Man, are we a helpful bunch of corkers, or what?) but I've read about folks weaving designs onto a large wire grid with kevlar rope and lighting that. They called it fire painting, I think. The image of a sun keeps coming back... I think they're based in Oz or NZ (Yeha, thanks, Rick. That narrows it down.) Very large, circusy shows... UUuuh...-Rick "Useless yet tantalizing information" Gladwin

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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:That's a really good call rick... and all the more reason to make it bigger.
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