"In Process" pictures of From The Ashes...Rhapsody

I have begun a new piece called From the Ashes... Rhapsody.  This artwork is about my hope that the bad or negative things that happen in life will become something good or positive.

Here are a few "in process" pictures.  I hand curled and wrapped copper to begin the creation of the "filigree" section.  There is a picture of the completed filigree section.  The shape has no specific meaning.  The last picture contains the wood layer, filigree in position and the steel plane.  The wood will be burned.  The filigree section "floats" in the opening I jigsaw cut to fit the shape.  Rising above the wood is the steel framework plane that will support the glass, paintings and other objects that will complete the work.