i drop! 3.2m

Visit to the sawmill to spec the ingredients for one of our latest sculptural projects. An i drop! sculptural form at 3.2 m in bleached oak set on a precision cast circular disc base for a private garden commission in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

The 3.2 m i drop! presents new installation challenges. Previously at 2.5 m we have been able to man-handle the sculptural element into position onto various setting base configurations. 3.2 m carries a great deal more mass in verticality and is an awkward shape to hold. As the access to the site is non permissible with hiab crane or mini digger, we have come up with a canny solution to aid ease of installation.

Due for completion/installation - Spring 2013

Will post more pics of this project over coming months and at installation.

In the meantime below images show 'the raw materials' to be carved and a visual showing intended implementation. Flush mounted settings discs are a great solution for bases as it facilitates ease of lawn maintenance and a natural echo of the aperture within the form - the ' i ' inside. Previous i drop! installations here.