Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Today we installed "Organica" in front of the Central Square Library. The steel sculpture is 48" tall and 32" wide. This piece was inspired by a piece of sea weed I found washed up on Carter's Beach in Queens County Nova Scotia this past summer.
The shape is taken directly from the sea weed which I photographed. I then added to it for a modern design and for structural integrity. The sculpture is mounted on a concrete pedestal about 12" off the ground. The pedestal is also resting on a concrete footer. I plan to go back in the spring and do some more work on the pedestal and raise it up about another 4"-6".
I am presently waiting on the title plate and then we will make the official presentation to the Library and do the photo-op thing for the newspapers.
Pictured here I am tightening the bolts that hold the sculpture to it's pedestal with my helper Steven Collaro.
This project was made possible by a grant from the New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) and the Syracuse Cultural Resources Council.
Special thanks to Randy Stier and Specialty Welding and Fabricating of Syracuse, NY.