Susan Gallacher -Turner came to the New Year's Burning. She's got photos and writes about it on Sculpting A Life.
Here's how I made it.
Take two pallets and one old shipping box, The first pallet was cut down by one third to be the base. The other was cut in half for the pedestal. Here they are with a layer of cardboard between the two. It was quicker to cover the entire base first instead of trying to work around the upright portion.
My grandfather had an expression, about when they were butchering animals on the farm:"We'd use everything but the squeal." That's what I strive for when I'm creating this sculpture. All the mess gets put back inside and becomes part of the art. When I'm done so is most of the cleanup!
Here's the first coat of paint for the mandala and the frame for scale.
More in the next post.