The central section of the sculpture took shape this weekend, the most difficult portion, with the wood extending to one and a half times the depth of the "base." I need to now install threaded rods throughout the four vertical sections and straps running horizontally to tie the four columns together. This will all then need to be disassembled to transport the work to the site.
Tuesday through Thursday I will be on Randall's Island to dig the foundation, install fenceposts have concrete poured and receive the 7 tons of rip-rap stone that will surround the work. Long days ahead.
Started the day buying some materials and found this amazing orange chain that I will use instead of the regular silver one! Then back to the island and bolting. I think we have completed 1/3 of the links..
After laying all tires down and deciding the composition, we are ready to start bolting them! It takes a long time, on the first day we only linked 4...for tomorrow we will get better tools to see if we can improve the speed.
Thank you Shirel and David for all the help!!
Tires have arrived, so excited!!! Laying them out, playing a little bit and then wrapped them under tarp for now...until we are back tomorrow to start assembling..
*photo credits: David Peña
It was a pretty stressful process, to get everything in the U-haul, drive, unload, etc. It all worked out perfectly and nothing would have been possible without the help of Alex (EFA super) and my friend David!
The tires looked great inside the elevator! Inspiration for a future piece..