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flying objects

for the past few months, our lives have been dominated by flying objects.

SOP was one of the artists chosen to produce a sculpture along the theme of flying objects. Rather than try to tell you about his piece,

let me show you the maquette:

flying guy maquette

the final sculpture is 9 ft x 9 ft and will be on a 14 ft pole. We’ve fiberglassed the body (please let me know if you are interested in seeing pictures of that process) and sop has now shaped the engine cowls:

engine cowls in action
think he is happy about this?

the cowls are steel, with brass tips. They will be chromed, as will the front cones for the propellors:

nose cones
not for traffic

It’s been a long process, much more for sop than for me of course. Although i helped him with the fiberglass (and was dehydrated for a week from the chemicals), mostly it has been just him – pretty well every evening and weekend.

Can’t wait for this to be done. There are 12 sculptures total (3 others from people we know well) and some very cool ideas. The sculptures will be placed at various locations throughout salt lake city for 2 years. I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures at the unveiling. I’m getting pretty excited.

One Response to “flying objects”

  1. gravatar Deborah says:

    I am interested in the “making-of” as well as the unveilling photos (in time!)

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