Mike Roig, Sculpture

Triune Progress Report

Weeks 7 & 8

The sculpture project entered a pretty plodding phase the past two weeks. I've been working out the logistics of how the armatures that will

support the birds were to be fashioned to facilitate strength and transport west. Relative heights needed to be mapped out,

grease nipples inserted for ease of future maintenance and so forth. Add in scaffolding and ladder arrangements,

some supply runs, consulting with the KC folks about pad placement and it made for a full two weeks of work - but

not great story telling visually or in written form. Nevertheless I did promise to give a look inside my studio practices,

and even the exotic life of the artist involves slow, methodical, and repetitive processes from time to time.

These can't be rushed, but in the end they do circle back to some visual drama.

Below are some stills from building and setting the first of the armatures. The working stand can be adjusted up or down to

achieve the desired elevation of hub to horizontal circle.


Below are images from the first of the birds being laid out on the stainless sheet, and the prototype formed and hung

from the hoist near the sculpture so I could gauge the effect of its scale to the base. At the time I had none of the

armatures up yet, but I was wanting to get a preview of where this was going.


It's a bird cutting marathon for the next period of time, and taking the armatures down one at a time to add and balance them. It will

likely be another two weeks til the next report, but that one should be dramatic indeed.

Weeks 9 & 10

Week 1

Week 2

Week 4

Weeks 5 & 6