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Friday, April 17, 2009

Corinthian Capital Sculpture #7




Are you ready to be done with this?

I certainly was. I'm pictured here with the two parts finally assembled for the casino owner's review and approval.

Keep in mind this is only half a column. And that the capital was only one part of the project. Each capital rest atop an enormous cast concrete column. 60 feet tall. The scale of the project is mind blowing.

The people in the shop, the toolers and laminaters are amazing. They track all the measurements and build the parts to come out exactly right. I love working as part of a team to create architectural scale work.

3 comments:

Deborah said...
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Deborah said...

Truly awesome, Patrick.
It's as if the top of the column were closer to God. You know the God-
the one that *does* play dice with the universe.

Patrick Gracewood said...

Deborah,
I know that quote. In a quantum universe(s) there are times that God plays dice with us and others where he's a lot more rule bound.

I've been listening to Laurie Anderson's CD "Strange Angels". There's an odd song Handsel and Gretel on it with lines that go something like:
"History is a pile of debris and the angel wants to go back and repair the things that have been broken.But the storm keeps blowing the angel backwards into the future. And this storm is called progress."

I'll post an image soon of the capital ruined and soon to be discarded as junk. It's purpose filled. And this storm is called progress.