The combination of craftsman and artist were to be perfectly dovetailed.  It was one of his initial works, in producing a life sized bust of ‘Marie’, which supremely and impressively was to cross the boundary line between craft and pure art forever.  His first work was ready for exhibition in 1954, and a year later at the Aluminium Centenary Exhibition in Britain, run by the Aluminium Development Association at the Royal Festival Hall, and visited by H.R.H. Prince Philip, Rasmussen exhibited two portraits.