The after the cut-outs – I made maquettes using wood and card. I then translated these into metal shapes using copper rod extruded through a former to make a 3mm by 3mm square profile rod. The tricky bit is soldering the ends just right but leaving the piece enough ‘rawness’ to have the subtle geometry of the Kuba. Some bits had to be filed to n angle to achieve this.
Once made the pieces are placed to create interesting options for composition
When I had all the pieces made as below – I then cast them using cuttlefish.