The whole point of this project originally was to test out a idea that would allow me to base works and get results similar to what we would get in the bronze studios.
What I have in mind is built around a simple assembly of welded threaded rod and angle iron, lost-styrofoam cast bronze spacers, and a base.
I started off by sinking the cairns in a bucket of sand so they can be leveled off. Next came the expanding foam… It’s Great Stuff eh?
I filled up most of the interior volume with this stuff to keep the weight down and help make it bottom heavy.
After the foam cured, it was a simple matter to sink the welded steel assembly into a concrete plug. The process still needs a bit of refinement, but I’m a bit stoked on how it worked out.
The cast bronze spacers let the piece “float” over the base.
The music might not quite fit the mood of the video, but the kids thought it’d be a good touch.