ΟΧΙ ΚΑΡΤΕΣ - post #3 retitled Broken when completed

After Harvey

We were among those whose home did not take on water, however, our hearts are broken for those not so fortunate. I have decided to commit to walking the dogs of the families staying at the GRB with pets every morning at the crack of dawn so the families can sleep in. That way I get my exercise in and help out with the disaster relief and then I can work on my sculpture. 

 they have a few extra kennels in  the family's with pets dormitory at the GRB.    They make a super cool sculpture, hmmm....... ideas.  

they have a few extra kennels in  the family's with pets dormitory at the GRB.  

They make a super cool sculpture, hmmm....... ideas.  

 

 

I pored 30 lbs. of concrete today.  

 

Pouring concrete is a lot like baking. You mix all the dry ingredients together, make a hole and then add the wet ingredients.  

 The wet ingredients poured into a hole of the dry ingredients.     

The wet ingredients poured into a hole of the dry ingredients.  

 

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30 lbs. ready to go

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I put the armature in a 8'X 8' frame made from pvc covered in a plastic jacket that Christine Medina made for me. Concrete liquifies when moved so I work on it in this space so I can seal it up turn on a humidifier and zip it up. It has to stay moist for 5 days or if will crack.  

 

The 30 lbs. is enough for a thin coat on the owl.  

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I love the way the metal lath mimics feathers. I want to be careful and not completely cover the mesh.

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The little humidifier ran ran out of water to fast so I punched a hole in the bottom and set the whole thing in a giant bin.that way I only have to refill it twice a day. 

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Everything is zipoed up tight.  

 

 

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peaking in to see if the humidity is building up- yep-