making of the MAC
The concept for the work 'MAC' started by the concerns of street violence, in comparison with the fast food culture. Both cultures have a grave affect on our society; youth violence numbing the value of our brothers and sisters, dietary habits reprogramming of the metabolism and how humans process nutrients.
I chose the Ingram MAC 11 to represent violence, its iconic square form of the sheet metal formed machine pistol designed in 1964.
Below is the start of the work: 5052 .100" aluminium sheet is cut, formed and welded to begin the shaping of the relief work.
Following image shows machined pins and bushings made from various diameters of solid 6061 aluminium bar stock. The trigger guard has also been is installed.
The gray scale image show the barrel section made from solid 2.5" diameter 6061 aluminium round bar, and its mating front panel section. Also some aluminium metal finishing to refine the TIG welded sections.
Image with model showing scale of the completed MAC 11
Complete MAC 11 on H 48" W 48" black prepared wood panel
MAC relief stored on the wall while work on the wood panel is completed.
Completed work: MAC
Gallery: select images below