Thursday 22nd March at Grassroots and construction of our first sculpture begins!

 Working from our maquette we chose materials for constructing our moving fish full size. Laying out the parts we calculated the fish will be about 12foot long – not a tiddler!

The materials used are two wheelbarrow frames for the upright supports, an old bedframe reinforced with parts from a second bed frame for the base, tube cut from the bed sides for the top frame.

At the same time we rebuilt an old school D.T. bench to work on and selected five bikes wheel of the same size that will become supports and provide bearings for the crank. The crank will be formed from eight pedals and we started the process of removing and preparing these as well.

 All in all a good days of hard work of drilling, sawing, bolting and fitting together and very exciting to see the sculpture start to take form.

 The timelapse below hopefully shows the process and work involved in more detail.


Grassroots 220312 a video by arbarus on Flickr.

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