Thursday, May 5, 2016

92,000 lbs. of Stone

This first week of May has been pretty busy... in spite of the heavy rain storms.
 Monday, I installed this sculpture at a private residence in Louisville.  It is entitled "Together" and is carved from North Carolina Granite on an Indiana Limestone pedestal.
This morning, a 60 ton crane showed up from Padgett in New Albany.

  The first thing that we did was to move one of my finished sculptures out of the way.
 Then, two semi's from Stone Belt Trucking showed up fully loaded with quarry blocks.
 The biggest block (Meg's) is 5' high by 4-1/2' thick and over 10' long.  It weighs 36,600 lbs.
 This is my biggest rock from the 2 loads.  It's 8' x 6' x 2' and weighs 15,500 lbs.
 Introducing Blocks A and B.  They're both mine - each weighing in over 10,000 lbs. and 10' x 3' x 2'.
 It's hard to get the scale of these stones until you're walking out beside them.  This is also Meg's and it is 13' long x 4-1/2' x 2' and 19,000 lbs.  There's now enough stone here on the south side of the studio to keep us both busy for a while.
...and I'll end this post with something other than rocks: A Dandelion smiley face that Meg found and photographed in front of the studio.

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