ΟΧΙ ΚΑΡΤΕΣ - post #2 retitled Broken when completed

ΟΧΙ ΚΑΡΤΕΣ is Greek for we do not take credit cards.  

 

week 3 day 2 

I started adding the bailing wire. Some of it will be buried in the white concrete, some will protrude out of the concrete ending in mid air, and some will tuck back securely. 

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front view.  

 right side view  

right side view  

 back view  

back view  

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Left view

The question at the end of today is, should I add bailing wire to the owl? Right now I am thinking I should not. I think I would like him to be in concrete mixed with olive tree branches and leaves or branches and leaves that look like olive. 

 

9/2/2017  

 Last week the dirty side of Hurricane Harvey was headed to Houston to houston so I brought the piece to my home to work on. We will be hunkered down to wait out the storm. 

The armature is steel so he weighs plenty. It was not easy to get him home but I knew I would have lots of time to work on him as Harvey is a slow mover. 

 he barely fit through the door.     

he barely fit through the door.  

 

 down the long hall  

down the long hall  

 

I planned on welding some support pieces of pencil rebar to the hands, feet and owl wings. Sadly Welded too close and welded the wire to the tip on my mig welder.  I accomplished nothing while receiving 52" of rain in 4 days. 

 

 

 

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right away I welded too close and welded my wire to the gun tip.  

About this time it became evident this was not going to be our average Hurrication. I wish it had been. 

It has been nothing short of a horrible end to the summer. So many families I have catastrophic damages watching their suffering on Tv and in the shelters the whole city feels nearly as desperate and depressed. I can hardly imagine the feeling of seeing your home underwater, evacuating in a boat or being stranded on a roadside. Families with babies, people in wheel chairs, pets..........having everything underwater grateful to just be alive. 

Harvey poured rain into Houston but Texans flooded the streets with Humanity.