Wednesday, November 05, 2008

damage & repair

i returned from an artist residency on the east coast to find stone #5 face down in the mud. it appears to have been hit by a vehicle, but no one knows for sure. i contacted merlino const. to craft a suitable repair. working collaboratively with seattle parks and arts office, we decided to replace stone #5 completely using stone #11 which has been held in reserve. here are pictures. and yep, you can still sight through it.

stone 5 damage

proximity to roadway.

break at the top of the set pins.

remaining portion was jack hammered.

set pins exposed.

kenny operates backhoe while gordy aligns stone.

epoxy injected into pin holes.

kenny and gordy lookin' good.

installation complete.