If you had been in my studio last Wednesday morning, you would have heard lots of oohs and aahs being uttered along with a few....um...words of the variety that are more muttered under one's breath than uttered aloud for all to hear. You know the words I mean. Those colorful ones escaped when I tripped over the tripod - twice - in my enthusiasm to see what the next unwrapping would reveal.
Element 1 was actually 2 pieces that I'd laid the cotton between and then wrapped. After rusting together for over a year, it took a few hits with a hammer to separate them.
Element 2 was wrapped with a much smaller piece of cotton. Still, I like the result.
By the way, several pieces of cotton have black marks on them which I'm assuming is mold from being outside and getting thoroughly drenched repeatedly. This first round of photos were taken as I unwrapped the rusted elements. Whenever I become brave enough to wash the cotton, a second round of photos will be taken.
And, as yet, I have no idea what the future holds for the rusted cotton. Any ideas?