Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Falling Star" lands in Sylacauga, Alabama

The focus of this week's effort was the installation of my sculpture "Falling Star" in front of the Municipal Center in Sylacauga, Alabama.

Meg drove me to Louisville on Tuesday morning, so that I could pick up a flat bed truck from Penske. She snapped this picture of some huge bridge beams that were stopped across the bridge in Indiana.

I took one last hard look at the piece, gave it a final rinse and headed south (about 500 miles).

This Saturn rocket greets visitors as you cross into Alabama on I-65 south.

A black granite base had been donated by a local business. It was a complete and very pleasant surprise. There were 2 professional photographers (and a TV crew) taking pictures of the installation. So, I will post some of their images next week, after they mail me the photos.

I had an empty flat bed truck, after the installation. There was no way that I was going back to Kentucky without a load of their high-quality white marble. This is the quarry at the Alabama Marble Company about 6 miles out of Sylacauga.

These are 5 of the 6 blocks that I brought back. We're both very eager to get into them.

1 comment:

obsessive compulsive dawn said...

Hi! I just landed on your blog! I grew up in Sylacauga, and I'm writing a short piece on your "falling star" for my article-essay class. I think it's beautiful, and I love that something from my hometown inspired you to create something so very awesome.