The Ram

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.

Ram Sculpture

The Ram, SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY

Permanent installation in front of the student union building

Ram in snow at SUNY Farmingdale

Ram in snow at SUNY Farmingdale

 

Installation in progress….

Ram Installation in Progress

Ram installation in progress

Me in the bucket, welding horns

Welding installation ram

Me in the bucket, welding during Ram installation

Loading up in NH…

Loading Ram sculpture onto trailer with tractor

Great neighbor Rob Germeroth and assistant Philippe Donald load up the Ram

Working at night in NH….

Welding at night on Ram sculpture in NH

Welding at night in NH studio

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat nor gloom of night…”

Ram in Progress in NH after snowfall…

Ram sculpture after snowfall in NH

Ram sculpture after snowfall in NH, close to completion.

Ready to get started…..

Rebar, sculpture materials

Raw materials, 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.

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