Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day of installation

Here is Gary, one of the Zoo's maintenance fellers, transporting our stone columns (with Brent holding them together) to the installation site.

We next had to cut open the hard-coated foam sculpture to fit the armiture around the existing column structure. We reattached the end pieces with Great Stuff, hard-coated, spackled, hard-coated again, then primed in preparation for painting the seams to match the following day!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Faux Stone Archway: Carving in Progress!

Boy, has it been along time since I've posted! The loss of my camera and a delay in acquiring a new one is largely responsible, but I'm back on track!
I have been working on a faux stone archway for the "Dinosaur Adventure" exhbit at teh Zoo. They decided to make it a permanent exhibit- atleast for a few years more- and wanted a proper entrance. I have been collaborating with local sculptor Brent Barnidge on the project. Here are some progress photos: