Mockingbird Mandala (by Mark Leichliter)

How about a break from all the painting? This was a design I’d come up with about a year and a half ago, one that I just couldn’t get manufactured properly. Finally found a shop in Denver that could do the etching (the moths are on a separate sheet of stainless that is one half inch behind the birds) part. The mockingbirds are laser cut, also from stainless steel. Getting the pattern drawn in a way that the laser machine could read it was a huge challenge, and took days at the computer. If I remember correctly, it was Rhino that handled most of the geometry creation and editing.

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