I am very happy to announce that I have reached the next phase of my process – shaping the ends of the beams for the shape of the mesh. By fastening the ropes to the beams, I am able to visualize the curvature of the sculpture, giving me the ability to take a step back into the space. From there I can make adjustments to the line and climb into the grid to make the cut.
James Balkon and Dustin Meyer have been instrumental in helping me construct the wooden grid. We are very close to finishing this part of the process to construct Spire.
We have now reached the basement after starting from the top and working our way down with the installation of the wooden beams.
I give many thanks to Paul Amenta and the SiTE:LAB crew for inviting me to participate in ArtPrize 2011 and for all the support they have given and will continue to give me throughout the installation of Spire.
With the roof exposed and the wooden beams coming into place, we are beginning to see the light cascade onto the structure.
The construction of Spire continues on the second elevation of SiTE:LAB with the help of Bob Rogers.