Friday, June 16, 2017

Installation progress

Every day this week, except for Thursday, has seen me on site at Little Yabba Creek doing work on installing the Buttress Root sculpture.

Tuesday and Wednesday were the heaviest days. Tuesday saw the team: excavating foundations - including three 1.5m deep piers; getting steel in place; doing the first pour of concrete into the ground; and installing the wooden post that will become the Poetry Post.

©2017 Barry Smith - Setting out the ground work for excavation for sculpture
©2017 Barry Smith - Excavation done and steel work in place
©2017 Barry Smith  - Wrangling the post into place for concreting
©2017 Barry Smith  - Whole lot of concrete being poured
©2017 Barry Smith  -Concrete poured and post in place
On Wednesday: the formwork went into place; the sculpture was delivered and person-handled into position; more reinforcing steel was tied in so the the sculpture was and was to be bonded to the base layer poured on Tuesday; concrete was poured; and river stones added to the wet concrete.

©2017 Barry Smith  - Unloading sculpture
©2017 Barry Smith  - Wrangling sculpture into formwork
©2017 Barry Smith  - More reinforcing
©2017 Barry Smith  - More reinforcing
©2017 Barry Smith  - Second pour of concrete done and river rocks being impeded in the concrete  - Fiona was one of the rock arrangers
The work was then left to cure for a couple of days. Two of us went back today to remediate the site and do the first clean of the sculpture- but I will leave that for another day.


  1. the stone edge is a beautiful finishing touch!

  2. Looking fabulous. Love the river stones.


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