PETER W. MICHEL, Sculptor     Sculpture in Celebration of Self, Relationship and Community
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A PUBLIC SCULPTURE for

The Beauchamp Branch Library in the
Southside Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY
   
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INSTALLED on AUGUST 1st, 2011
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"Community as Family"   -  FABRICATION PHOTOS

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Completed Sculpture photos
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The concrete pour for the sculpture base took place June 9th, 2011:
thanks to the crew from the Skilled Trades Division of the City of Syracuse Department of Public Works.
The aluminum was cut with abrasive water jet cutters at North Eastern Water Jet in Amsterdam, NY.  The parts were then shipped to TRS in East Syracuse where the welding & painting were completed.

Community As Family
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Assembly at TRS Assembly at TRS
Marc at TRS in assembling the sculpture making sure everything fits correctly
Assembly at TRS Assembly at TRS
a different angle
 getting ready to weld
fabrication fabrication
The horizontal arm ring is rolled Rolled arm elements
fabrication fabrication
sanding the aluminum, part of painting prep The sanded parts
fabrication fabrication
Marc welding the connecting angles Connecting angles welded to figures
Primed base elements Welding
The base elements are primed ready for the color Marc welding the arm ring
Painting Painting
The base painted - blue The top figure - magenta
Arm Ring fabrication
Preparing the arm ring for glueing Clamping the arm elements to the arm ring
Painting Painting
The big 3 figures - painted The painted arm ring
Painting Painting
Part of the base painted The figure on top of the arm ring
Painting Painting
Painted figures Partially assembled
Painting Painting
The big three
Drilling for the connection to the arm ring
The concrete pour for the sculpture base - 1 The concrete pour for the sculpture base - 2
Pouring the Concrete for the sculpture base
Adding the welded wire mesh reinforcing
The concrete pour for the sculpture base - 3 The concrete pour for the sculpture base - 4
Adding concrete - vibrating the concrete to a reduce air pockets Leveling off the top of the base
The concrete pour for the sculpture base - 5 The concrete pour for the sculpture base - 6
Finishing the surface Final finishing after the concrete sets for a while
The concrete pour for the sculpture base - 7 The concrete pour for the sculpture base - 8
Rounding off the edge The finished base - the curing starts
Concrete base with forms removed Concrete base with forms removed
The base with form work removed The base with form work removed
Southside site preparation for sculpture base (1)
Southside site preparation for sculpture base (View 1)
sculpture base form work
Southside sculpture base formwork
Southside site preparation for sculpture base (2)
Southside site preparation for sculpture base (View 2)
Southside site preparation for sculpture base (3)
Southside site preparation for sculpture base (View 3)
Southside site preparation for sculpture base (4)
Southside site preparation for sculpture base (View 4)
view 5
Southside site preparation for sculpture base (View 5)
form work for base
Formwork for sculpture base
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Design Study for Beauchamp Branch Library
Site Location study for the Beauchamp Branch Library
Size and location are approximate

Please contact me with your comments and questions by email at peter@petermichel.com or mail at the address below.
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 1997/2011 by Peter W. Michel                Posted 6-05-11   updated 11-21-15
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 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com