Monday, September 22, 2008
Well, I am writing this post so I can see what it looks like on my new blog template. I am not sure if I will get around to posting to this blog regularly or not.
To the left is a picture of the maquette I made for a sculpture I am working on for a show at PNC. The title of the piece is Bration. The piece will be 15' tall and 8' wide and 4' deep. I am installing this large scale piece the week of 10/6-10/2008 – please send me positive energy that week!
I have chosen to have the large and small rings powder coated in a deep evergreen color that will complement the landscape of the campus. The supporting pipe will be black and the steel cable is silver.
This piece is a sound generating piece. The small rings weigh ~ 32 lbs each, so it will take a big wind or a curious viewer to get them going! The lowest hanging rings will be 6' from the ground. The sound of this thick steel is not the typical pretty wind chime sounds you are familiar with, but a much deeper vibration. It is a sound that I am comfortable with because it reminds me of going to my dad's work after school growing up. He owns a pipe and steel company, Victor Pipe & Steel ( http://www.victorpipe.com/ ).
This number of rings is a bit significant to me. It symbolizes my family unit, two parents welded together and five kids dangling down by a string bouncing into each other. I love my family and feel so very fortunate to be a part of it.