Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Flood of 2011

We are experiencing an unusually high flood level from the overflowing Ohio River. But first, I'm going to show the progress on my life-size limestone figure.

This was the side view from last Sunday.

This is the same view today.

This is the view from the other side, as it appeared last week.

...and this is the same view this week.

The back was mostly unconsidered - you could still see the original block.

It's starting to take shape. But, now progress is going to get slower.

...and...keeping up the pattern of before-and-after, Here's our lower field on last Nov. 5th, the day that contractors installed the new nest platform.

This is the same view, taken today from our canoe.

Ending today's post on a "Far Out" note...Is this a NASA photo of the moon Europa, as photographed in a recent fly-by? (or is it cobbler batter, sticking to the side of a bowl?) (photo Meg White).


Tina said...

I really like the shape and expression of this sculpture.

don lawler said...

Thanks Tina, I always like to hear positive feedback about my work. This piece is the most fun that I've had with a sculpture in a long time.

artistatexit0 said...

Hey Don, Can't wait to see how this sculpture turns out! I've been along the river a few times and I'm still waiting for it to drop. Got really muddy yesterday!!

don lawler said...

Al, I hope that you like how it's progressing. Also, I'd like to go out walking the river bank down here - when it drops a bit more. It's gone down at least 4 feet this week. Many more feet to go, before it hits normal level.