wood & beaten copper pipe, 7'x 2'x 2'
This weathered locust wood tripod stood in one of my gardens for years until I had the vision for this piece.I brought it into my old studio which had just about a 7' tall ceiling. (That's why in that period my large indoor pieces all ended up being about 7' tall.)
To make the copper sphere, I started beating 3/4" soft copper pipe flat, then came up with a way to wrap and weave and beat it into a 70 lb solid copper ball. Next, I created a way to crudely pry open the legs and fix the sphere, so it is pinned inside the tripod.
When I finished this piece it felt outside of time.