The Ram, installed on the campus of Farmingdale State College. The piece was commissioned by the class of 2014 as their gift to the University. I worked on the sculpture through out the fall at my NH studio, then transported it to Long Island in early December. Maintenance workers had gathered boulders from across the campus to build a rocky outcropping according to my plans as a site for the sculpture, and together we completed the installation on a snowy December day.
Permanent installation in front of the student union building
Installation in progress….
Me in the bucket, welding horns
Loading up in NH…
Working at night in NH….
“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat nor gloom of night…”
Ram in Progress in NH after snowfall…
Ready to get started…..
A good collection to get started with! In my travels in Maine I fortunately passed a construction site piled high with thick, large old rebar from a demolished bridge, and was able to collect a couple tons for the Ram commission.