PETER W. MICHEL, Sculptor     Sculpture in Celebration of Self, Relationship and Community
About Peter Michel Gallery Images News Exhibitions & Proposals To purchase or commission sculpture, books, cards, etc. Public Art Contact Links Home
About the Artist Gallery News Exhibitions Store Public Art Contact Links Home
.
"HONORING THE ONONDAGA CREEK"
A PUBLIC SCULPTURE for the Valley neighborhood of Syracuse
INSTALLATION DAY - JULY 15th 2011
.
Installation Day
See a short Installation VIDEO and Photos by Post-Standard Photographer David Lassman

  
For photos of the fabrication process click here   For photos of completed sculpture click here 
.
.
Installation Day
Installation Day
The trailer loaded up
Leaving TRS in East Syracuse
Installation Day
Installation Day
On the road
Arriving at Meachem Field
Installation Day
Installation Day
.Measuring for the sculpture feet locations
.Preparing to lift
Installation Day
Installation Day
Lifting the sculpure out of the trailer
The Lift
Installation Day
Installation Day
Moving the sculpture
Setting it down
Installation Day
Installation Day
In place ready to mark the bolt hole locations
Marking the bolt hole locations
Installation Day
Installation Day
.TMovMoving the sculpture off the base
.Drilling the starter holes
Installation Day
Installation Day
.Drilling the holes for the anchor bolts
.Placing the threaded rods to test the height
Installation Day . Installation Day
A leaf blower blows out concrete dust from the bolt holes
Blowing out the last of the concrete dust with a tube
Installation Day
Installation Day
Filling the holes with epoxy & setting the anchor bolts
Lowering the sculpture on the rubber pads and bolts
.
Installation Day
Lowering the sculpture on the rubber pads and bolts (side view)
Installation Day
Installation Day
Putting the nuts on the anchor bolts
The final bolt tightening is after the epoxy cures a bit more
.
click here for photos of the installed sculpture
.
.The site location in the Valley
The site: bounded on the north by West Seneca Turnpike and on the west by the Onondaga Creek
The northwest corner of Meachem Field.
Site Location - Southeast corner of the briidge
Site location  -  scale and location are approximate  (revised 4/7/11)
Site Plan Sketch
The Onondaga Creek
The Onondaga Creek as viewed from the bridge on West Seneca Turnpike (with telephoto lens)
.
See fabrication process photos here             See photos of installed sculpture here
.
 (See small desktop and wall mounted fish sculptures for sale in support of the Valley Neighborhood Public Art Project) 
Click here to see more details)  
Desktop Fish 01 wood Desktop Fish 02 wood Wall Mounted Fish
1                
About the Artist Gallery News Exhibitions Store Public Art Contact Links Home
.
 1997/2011 by Peter W. Michel                Posted 7-18-11   updated 7-26-14
.
 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com