Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Ripples" Stone Sculpture Acquired

 The best news this week was the acquisition of my functional stone sculpture "Ripples" by the Public Art League to become a permanent addition to the public art collection in the city of Urbana, Illinois.
 The weather has been great this week, and I was able to resume work on my 30,000 lb. monolithic sculpture "Now is the Time".
 The image on the left was from Monday morning and the image on the right is from today (Sunday).
 I have also been working on my sculpture "Harmony": on the left, today - and on the right, July 20.  It has gotten to the stage where days of work go into it to make subtle changes and improvements. 
 There were a few days when I wasn't in the mood for subtlety; This is the before image of a 7,000 lb. stone and the image today of the preform for my "Comet" bench.
When I'm not carving stones, I'm looking for them.  Here are some crystals that I found near Brandenburg, KY this week.  I believe they may be Limonite pseudomorphs after Pyrite? 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bird Feeder Installation and Matt Weir's Show

Tuesday, I installed my craggy bird feeder at it's new home in a private garden outside Lagrange, KY.
 The bottom piece was about 700 lbs., so I was happy that I had help with the use of their tractor and Eric as operator.
 I drilled the pre-poured concrete footer and put in a 3/4" stainless steel pin and monument-grade epoxy to hold everything in place.
 Eric helped me carry and install the other pieces of the functional sculpture.
 Signed, sealed and delivered.
 Next, we went down on Market Street in Louisville to Revelry Gallery to see Matt Weir's show.
 There were several drawings of clouds and other pieces, but the show stoppers were 2 large limestone forms draped over metal supports.  Great work as usual, Matt.
 We went home over the Kennedy Bridge, which gave me my first close look at the new bridge construction.
About 70 feet above the river, workmen were building the piers.