Work-In-Progress
Work-In-Progress

The Memory of Water is a triptych for the City of Grand Rapids. It is our intention to return the “rapids” back to the center of town.

“What would the water remember?” we ask. “A time before man.”

The idea takes shape with pen and paper.
The idea takes shape with pen and paper.
The Memory of Water: The Time Before
The Memory of Water: The Time Before

10’ (L) x 10’ (W) x 5’(H)

Memory of Water: Rain Becomes
Memory of Water: Rain Becomes

10’ (W) x 10’ (L) x 6’ (H)

The Memory of Water: Ultramarinus
The Memory of Water: Ultramarinus

10’ (W) x 42’ (L) x 8’(H)

Site Visit to Revisit Design
Site Visit to Revisit Design
Quarry Visit to Inspect Options
Quarry Visit to Inspect Options
Translating models into reality
Translating models into reality

One of 54 technical drawings needed to determine the radius of each bend in the waves.

  Map Image to be Etched

Map Image to be Etched

Wave Patterns For Reposée
Wave Patterns For Reposée
                    Add Fire
Add Fire
Each Piece Must Be Heated (Annealing)
Each Piece Must Be Heated (Annealing)
Each Piece Is Shaped
Each Piece Is Shaped
Rain on the "Waves"
Rain on the "Waves"
  Tea Break

Tea Break

25 Bars Waiting to Recieve Multiple Bends
25 Bars Waiting to Recieve Multiple Bends
Waiting for bars...
Waiting for bars...
Bent bars floating on gantry
Bent bars floating on gantry
The last of the bars secured
The last of the bars secured
Heaney the Sculptor's Dog on stand by.
Heaney the Sculptor's Dog on stand by.
Zen of the Waves
Zen of the Waves
Patinating the sky/sea
Patinating the sky/sea
Morning in the Studio
Morning in the Studio

One finished. Two more to go.

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"The Time Before"
"The Time Before"

The first of the three. Getting ready to load into the truck for the journey

"Rain Becomes"
"Rain Becomes"

The second of the three installed in the center of Grand Rapids, 14’ (H)

Community Engagement
Community Engagement

Teaching Umha Aois (Ancient Bronze Age)

On the bellows
On the bellows

Teaching the next generation forgotten arts

Glow of bronze
Glow of bronze
Berkley, the Field (Springer) assistant
Berkley, the Field (Springer) assistant
The final build
The final build
Three models guide the process
Three models guide the process
Much bigger than the model.
Much bigger than the model.

It’s the length of 3 cars.

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Sculpture frame is constructed, then cut
Sculpture frame is constructed, then cut

then loaded onto two flatbeds.

Waves installed onsite
Waves installed onsite
The  Water patination
The Water patination
aurealis borealis patination
aurealis borealis patination

for the underside. The area is well-known for the lights.

Awaiting its stone benches
Awaiting its stone benches
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