The seal is now looming large in full, living color at Little Harbour School! It's on the wall and looking good. I'm so proud!!! Just a few touch-ups, and she'll be ready for the ball!
Monday, July 11, 2011
It was so great to be back at the Little Harbour School! We had a great cook out and everyone really enjoyed the finished sculpture. The 5th graders all signed the ball, so when the seal is put up on the building, they will be part of the school for years and years to come. It was such an honor to be part of this project!
Unfortunately, no matter how many layers of paint you apply to MDF board, it is still as brittle as a precious little snowflake in a monster truck rally! So, I scratched that idea and decided to go with 2x4's instead. This is actually more in line with my work anyway, as I prefer to use "industrial" materials whenever possible.
The first edition was going to be made of steel tubing, shaped into a slightly abstracted seal form.
However, since the proposed site was going to now be the brick side of the school building, I decided to go with a more solid form.
Also, it was suggested that the sculpture be more in line with the school colors, so I changed it from gray to a brighter blues.