|©2017 Barry Smith - Detail of the drawings for the Buttress Root sculpture|
I have started the construction-installation process by contacting all the other people in my 'team': engineer; aluminium fabricator; sign writing company for the routing of the poems into the aluminium; and the installer.
|©2017 Barry Smith - Quotes from the various members of my construction and installation 'team'|
|© 2017 Barry Smith - Sculpture site at Little Yabba Creek where soil tests will be carried out|
|© 2017 Barry Smith - Sculpture site at Little Yabba Creek|
The fabrication includes at least 4 steps: cutting of the aluminium sheets that will form the buttress root; delivering the three sheets to the singwriter so that the poems can be CNC routed onto the flat metal; delivering the routed sheets to another firm so that the sheets can be rolled to create the curves; and then delivering the curved and routed sheets back to the fabricator so that they can be welded and attached to the tree form and the footings for installation can be attached as per the engineer's instruction.
Easy - nothing could go wrong or be delayed there right????
|©2017 Barry Smith - Drawings and site photos for the fabricator|