Friday, September 12, 2008

Recent photos from Diana Gibson from CMHIP

Diana have sent these beautiful photographs of the sculptures during and after the installation. Thank you Diana.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008


One of two Allium sculptures.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Birds Installed

It was a cool morning, Mid day in the 90's and a windy, threatening afternoon but the "Birds" are in.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The trip to Pueblo begins

2060 miles ahead, 53 feet of truck loaded.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Birds - complete

TIme for a bath.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Blue paint over self-etch primer.

Irrediscent layer over the blue base gives a violet/red highlight.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July

All Birds Nested

the last set of wings is in place and the composition is complete.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thunder Storm

A thunder storm blew through and I took a few photos as the sun was breaking out. The Allium bases are nice and rusted.

cleaning up the welds

a week of welding and cleaning up all the welds.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Stiffening the structure

Now that the tallest sections are in place areas needing to be stiffened are exposed. I spent the last week beefing up the lower supporting sections by boxing out the wing shapes and adding gussets.

One more bird section to go cantilevered away from the tall portion of the composition.

Friday, June 13, 2008

looking up

looking up to the highest birds.

Friday, June 6, 2008


The third pair of wings goes up for a test fit. One more pair intersects the upper wing to reach upwards over 12 feet high.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Work on the "Birds" continues

The first set of wings in stainless steel are complete and additional support on the back side has stiffened them. They are welded to a plate of Corten steel which is bolted to the base. The sculpture can be separated from the base for transport and then bolted together, and finally, welded permanently to the base.

fan mail?

yes, I have received a fan letter along with many favorable comments on the Allium sculptures in the courtyard of my loft building.

Matt wrote:

"Hey David -

A little "fan mail" here....

I wanted to salute you for the marvelous sculpture currently gracing (alas, temporarily) the courtyard.

The first time I beheld it, it literally stopped me in my tracks.

Graceful, whimsical and wondrous, just on its own merit. Then, as I continued to admire and ponder, it occurred to me what it represents. As a gardener, I'm constantly fascinated by the forms and mute engineering of flowers. You've captured the Allium with remarkable forthrightness. Like a soaring silver firework.

Nice job-- Lucky Colorado


thanks Matt!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

First (sun)light

Introducing the new stranger to the other flora.