For this Piece we used small copper coil to stick to the glass, withe ladder being made of nichrome wire, just to try something that was available in the studio. She had tried steel wire, but did not have the tools to work it as she often worked in softer metals.
The purpose of using nichrome or steel is to use a materials that didn't scale or flake when brought up to annealing temperature. That way I can create the cleanest environment for vacuum.
More experimentation and explorations abound!
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Percy Echols II
Image: Return to Hieroglyphics by James Akers
Welcome to Taming Lightning, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as the emerging plasma tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space to explore Plasma and Neon Light as an Artist Medium.