23 – Reconstructing Organ

Posted on February 19, 2016

12th workshop_Reconstructing Organ-1

In yesterday’s session at East Kent Railway Mark, Francis, Gareth, Vincent and I completed the work on the last of the six sculptures. After an unsuccessful attempt at welding Organ in order to give the structure more rigidity, we had to deconstruct the whole framework and figure out a way to cross-brace the seven tubes. After lots of pushing and pulling, hammering, grinding and tight bolting we finally managed to reassemble all components and to restore Organ to its original beauty. Mark and his team will now paint the object and mount it on its six-legged body. This will be the completion of The Friendly Army, and we can then embark on the final phase of the project: the siting of the six sculptures in the landscape.