Tsuru Progress

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Piero prepares to hoist the sculpture into position.

Ene and I finally got to see the fully assembled crane sculpture for our Tsuru Project. Once again, Artworks Foundry has done a masterful job brazing the sculpture’s bronze skin around a superstructure of welded, stainless steel tubing. We’ve decided to give the bird a light golden patina, and the stainless steel support pole a modeled, flat black.

When installed at the new Ralph L Carr Justice Center in Denver later this summer, the bird will appear to be soaring over a circular mound of domed earth, planted with native grasses that will obscure the post, about half of which will be embedded in the mound, connected to a cast concrete footing at grade.

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