Tuesday, September 26, 2017
At long last, it was time to deliver and install my Buffalo for Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.
The people at Buffalo Trace gave a LOT of help getting the sculpture safely installed. They used their skid steer to build a level site that would support the crane on the steep hill (and away from some overhead power lines).
Thursday, August 31, 2017
I'm making progress on the latest project called "Magic Carpet Bench" from this 7,000 lb. piece of Indiana Limestone.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017 was the Solar Eclipse that went across the entire country. Meg and I decided to watch it from the Gardens of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest, Illinois.
All photos Meg White.
For about 2 minutes, it became night. Lots of people whooping and howling from all the rock formations scattered around the forested area. It was one big party.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
July 21, 2017 I asked Dereck Sheroan from JBB Inc. of Hardinsburg, KY to bring their 23 ton crane out to move some heavy stones and sculptures.
Meg caught 67 seconds of this on video and I posted it on Youtube
Here's 46 seconds of this...
...and here's 29 seconds of this part...
Here's 80 seconds of this - (you can tell that I've had just about enough...)
After lunch, when we unloaded the 2 pieces of Meg's on the back of the truck, the heat index was 116 degrees - we called it a day at that point. I saw a heat index of 121 degrees on the weather channel a couple hours later - but, by that time, I was sitting in front of an air conditioner.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
I know that August will be hectic, so I'm enjoying the "Summer Routine" while it lasts.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
I'm continuing detail work on the Buffalo commission. But, it's fast coming to completion and I'm "living with it" to make sure what it might need - if anything... .
The new specimens for my rock collection (such as this Wavellite from Maudlin Mt. in Arkansas) are cool....
Monday, June 19, 2017
4 months have passed since the 22,000 lb. block of stone arrived at the studio.
Then, ending with a wildlife picture - a mother Raccoon showing her 2 babies my fountain on a hot afternoon.