The past two days have been very busy so I was not able to post any new information. The good news is that these days were very productive in terms of preparations. The crane arrived at 8 AM and we turned Tamsie’s mold over, repositioned Liz & Ben’s molds, moved another mold for Tamsie, relocated the Cupola and Ojars then proceeded to move several stones about.
The crane driver manages a tight fit in oder to reach Tamsie’s mold.
Ojars placing security props.
The Cupola flying to it’s new location.
We also started cutting the trusses that we found at the scrapyard to the right size for the gantry.
I was able to start building my wood mold for my symposium sculpture.
Ojars added more foam pieces to his stone. They will become clouds.
The gantry legs are done and the rail has been inserted.
The new Pedvale cement mixer has already had a good workout and there are more tons of sand to mix. Sure beats the old Soviet era mixer we used to use!
Paige will need lots of silica sand for her Furan mold.
Another great find at the scrapyard. We were able to get this pallet jack running fairly easily. It will become the cart for the Bull Ladle.
Paige Wainright has joined the select group of Symposium Artists.
Paige will cast this giant mitten in iron. The mitten features in a very popular childrens story that every Latvian knows.
Many bottles of Propane have been delivered.
The fittings have been welded back onto the Bull Ladle.
The gantry is standing! We got it upright last night just before supper. The trolley is in place as well. This morning we are attaching the wheels and will hang the come-along. Should be in use by noon! This is a major accomplishment and a nice addition to the Pedvale studio. Keep following.