Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Sound of One Hand ....

The main event for this week was the installation of my functional hand sculpture.

Bramer Crane Company sent a 60 ton crane to Cindy Cunningham's house on Friday, around noon.

I delivered the sculpture on a rented flatbed from Penske. After the crane got into position, I backed in.

Caren Cunningham's sculpture looked over to where the crane was setting up. Caren, Cindy's sister, is head of the art department at Bellarmine College.

There was a brief huddle so that everyone knew the game plan. David, on the crane, is the operator. Phil will relay the signals to David, who will not be able to see where the sculpture will sit. This is a tricky installation, and it had me worried.

The sculpture is rigged and ready to go.


The operator smoothly moved the 3,500 lb. sculpture over Cindy's House.

Phil signals to Dave where to move the load, avoiding tree branches and a phone line.

"a little bit to the right..." (stage right)

Cindy has a new sculpture in her courtyard. (But the slings don't come with it).

My sculpture shares the courtyard with another of Caren's stone sculptures and this bronze and steel sculpture by Brad White.

1 comment:

RJ said...

Loving this blog, and Meg's blog. You two make work look like fun.