|Thanks to Unified Fine Arts for taking such care with my work.|
On my second day of travel, the John Turner sculpture and I end our journey at Frisco Heritage Center. This is a charming place to visit with old buildings. I can't help look at the area and dream of benefactors that will let me create period bronzes with the faces of their loved ones that will enhance the visiting experience. I see bronze sculpture of children from history gathering in the school yard, or a boy and his dog playing on the porch of the old cabin. A family, in period costume, running to catch the train at the Frisco Depot or a black smith working in the blacksmith shop.
|Together Unified Fine Arts, Nouveau Construction and myself |
go over he plans for the installation.
|Sitting on the old the porch of the old log cabin, watching|
them unwrap and install the sculpture while I dream of
other bronze apparitions with the faces of benefactors family
members adorning these incredible old buildings.
We watched the prep of this at the foundry and on site in the previous post. Now, let's look at the rest of an installation. Together Unified Fine Arts, Nouveau Construction and myself go over he plans for the installation. I can't be at every install, as my schedule and the travel will not always permit me to be there. In those cases I have strong communication with my clients, delivery and installers. However, I'm delighted to have been able to be at the install of John Turner. The slab has been poured, cured and ready. After Unified Fine Arts carefully unwraps the sculpture we begin to look at placement. I'm thinking of many things when placing a sculpture. Some of these things I have taken into consideration all the way back when creating the sculpture in the studio. Design questions I ask myself are:
- In what direction is my subject looking?
- What are the elements surrounding the sculpture that may interfere with the visual design?
- How does the sculpture look when you are approaching it?
- Does the placement of the design look good in configuration with the slab?
- Where will people interact with the sculpture?
|My client and I look at many|
different options for the placement
of the plaque.
|Testing the placement of the plaque|
with the interaction of kids and
|Once the sculpture is where we like it |
I trace around the feet of the sculpture.
|The men at Unified Fine Arts use my template to indicate|
where to drill the holes for the threaded rod.
|The rods are twisted into the nuts of the bronze and|
a dry fit ensures that we can move to epoxy.
|Epoxy is put in each hole.|
|My client and I step back and admire our months or hard|
work and dedication.
|I love the way John and his dog look from all directions.|