Wednesday, September 21, 2011

**13 years ago**09 21 2001**part 1**

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.....Majestic Theatre 2001-03.... 
..................Downtown San Antonio Texas....
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..1st image - clay model from 13 years ago in my studio.. 
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......In 2001 I was commissioned to recreate the Sweet Grapes Surround..
.....10 feet wide 16 feet high and two years to produce and install....  
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....CLICK any picture for a larger view....
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...........above and below - this model progresses....
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...........below - final casting as installed - one of two caps....
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...........image below - install complete - June 24 2003....
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...........I produced the base last....
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.....installed in three phases - lower 2/3 - upper 1/3 - finally the base...
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...........it's all Gypsum - my favorite magic rock...
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.....taken from the ground exploded ground cooked just add water....
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...........next image - the photo copy that I worked from...
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...........photo was from the 1930s...
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.....surround was removed in the 50s to make roon for a popcorn stand...
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...........next two images - components mocked up in my studio....
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...........next three images - producing the base in my studio....
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...........Harriet Frishmuth's Sweet Grapes bronze...
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...........removed in the 50s and lived in a closet for 50 years....
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...........below are a few images of the final decoration....
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