9. Rhythm Hunters | The Finishing Touches


9. Rhythm Hunters | The Finishing Touches

7 August 2018 // By Kat Atkins

The Finishing Touches

It was an exciting day as I was so close to finishing.

However once the three sculptures were complete, I had the challenge of moving them from the concrete bases to the new and improved bases.

Problem one: I can’t lift them.

Problem two: They won’t fit out the garage door on the bases.

Problem three: We had a gravel driveway which is not the smoothest to wheel anything across let alone three large sculptures.

Thank goodness and a huge thank you to neighbours Ben and Larry that came to the rescue. We tilted them onto a trolley and then transferred over to the new bases.

Multiple coats of marine clear satin  finish (as used on boats) was applied to seal the sculptures – Once outside, I applied the final coat. (Not only does it protect the sculptures from the weather, it will also bring out the grains in the wood for added effect.)
I also used up the last of the resin on the wings.

Once dry enough to move I laid plywood down and leaped frogged them over to the opposite carport until installation day was to arrive.

But I still wasn’t quite finished…

Next Post:

10. Wrapped and Packed 

To discover more:

0. Winner of Sculpture in the Gaol 2018

1. The Submission 

2. A Creative Mind 

3. A Wild Heart 

4. A Soul that Sings 

5. The Beginning 

6. Building the Hunters

7. The Beat of the Butterfly

8. The Bases 

9. The Finishing Touches

10. Wrapped and Packed 

11. Installation Day 

12. Sculpture in the Gaol – Open Day 

13. Inside Trial Bay Gaol 

14. Photo Gallery

15. Roll Tape (All videos) 

16.  Social Butterfly

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