Client: Kauai Botanical Garden and Sculpture Park
Location: Kilauea, HI, United States
Completion date: 2009
Artwork budget: $2,500,000
Kreysler and Associates
Kobayashi Concrete Pumping & Equipment
Museum Rock Products
Title: Escarpment Media: Intrinsically colored grout over rebar. Size: 136' x 22' x 32'
Goal of Integration #1: to provide context for a Navajo Indian Memorial Importance: crucial, because without it a tropical island is hardly the south-west. Goal of Integration #1: level of convincingness. Importance: very important, because if it failed suspend the viewer's disbelief, the installation would have diminished the "High Art" aesthetic expected with bronze.
Basically, I started with a pencil sketch, then made a 5' model, then a 13' model, then had the x,y, and z axis of that scanned, then had (10) 40' shipping containers of styrofoam mold sections CNC milled (after blowing up the scans of the negative space around my 13' model) by a company in CA, shipped them overseas to Hawaii, set that up, then worked with a contractor and concrete pumping company there to fill the mold and de-mold.
I believe this was the world's most volumess (interior volume) mold-the mold we made in which I cast my piece.