This reading tree sculpture collaboration between the talented Lucas Brinkerhoff and I will live in the Illinois Valley children’s library.
These steel pieces from the reading tree piece were a whole new world of creating designs to then cut them out with a plasma cutter and grinder. The final step was banging away at them with hammers in a vice to bring out their curvature. Missed paintbrushes for just a minute.
We like to think that whatever is read under the reading tree will never be forgotten.
Hand plasma cut and CNC plasma cut Steel and Copper
with Fir and Plywood
View of the left wall
Installation Day in the library ceiling
Steel insects freshly cut and shaped
Take a closer look, do you see the bird windows within the wings?
The collection of characters to install in the library, patina copper and steel