Sunday, November 15, 2009

rocks: carved, carried & collected

Most of the week was spent refining the functional sculpture for Highland Park in Roanoke, Virginia.

This is the progress of side A, at the end of the week.

This is the progress on side B, at the end of the week.

We finally had a few days without rain, so I thought Friday the 13th was our lucky day to move Meg's Grizzly Bear mom and cub. From time to time, we use Breck County Ready Mix's monorail truck to move large stones. There's a strong possibility that Meg will be commissioned to install the finished sculpture in a children's hospital (pending approval of the model).

This preform for the sculpture weighs between 8,000 to 10,000 lbs.

In perfect Friday the 13th style, the easy part was hard, and the hard part easy.

Saturday, we went to the Kyana Geological Society's rock & mineral show in the Resurrection Lutheran Gym. The centerpiece was a Dracorex Hogwartsia on loan from the Indianapolis Children's Museum.

This is a close-up of one of the specimens that I bought: sprays of tabular Hemimorphite crystals with green Conichalcite from Durango, Mexico. (Like, I don't have enough rocks).

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