Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kleiner Park--materials

This big stack of beams soon will be transformed into the huge sculptures for Kleiner Park...  The larger beams came off the old farm; they were used for a bridge over a canal, & before that they were part of train cars--twice recycled : ) The other smaller beams came from Diamond Street Recycling; not sure what they were in their former life...
 The old beams are each around 40' long, & really heavy!

 So heavy that it took 2 forklifts to carry each beam....

 I love all the plates & rivets & holes; cool details that will remain & become part of the sculptures.  Each big beam will become part of the base of each sculpture; and everything will be built around it. 
Next week, fabrication will really start to get rolling; will be updating throughout the process : ) Stay tuned...

Amber