Mushroom Wedding Arch Ready to Cement
Continued from: More on the Drought
San Clemente Goat Bellowing
I woke up this morning to the sound of a one of the goats cutting a scream through my dreams.
At first I thought it was the doe with the three new kids, who must have squeezed through a hole in the fence. I jumped into my clothes and ran out only to find the whole herd was loose with the exception of a single doe, who could not figure out how to escape through the hole in the chain-link gate. Standing alone and cut off from the herd she was letting everyone know how frustrated she was. I spent the dawn repairing the gate and coaxing the herd back into the paddock with a can of grain.
By that time the sun had come up and it was time to complete the carving on the Mushroom Wedding Arch in time for Lammas.
Carving the Uprights of the Mushroom Wedding Arch
The carved left and right panels for each upright were temporarily removed so that the foam, when applied, would not drip down on the detailed carved work.
The keystones, the transition between the top section and the uprights were glued in place. The orange foam is just a different foam that was available. It is actually a section of a discarded floating dock.
And, of course, the same complaining goat was standing in the background.
Next the carved left and right panels were permanently attached to each upright. Each keystone was carved to blend in with the top portion of the arch which was cemented last summer. The top portion of the arch is wrapped under the blue tarp to protect it until the arch is completed.
The last part of the carving process was the editing process where the total work was shaved down to allow for the ¼ to ½ inch of cement which would be applied later.
The more I shaved away the better it looked so I just kept whittling down. At last the bell rang in that far distance space within my head that announced that the work was done.
NOTE: I will be Announcing the date and time of the Cement Party and Potluck shortly.
Posted on July 30, 2014, in Holidays at PsiKeep, San Clemente Goats, Sculptures, Uncategorized, Unforeseen Events and tagged art center,, cement sculpture, psiKeep center for the arts, psikeep venture, san clemente island goats. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.