For this piece Georgia wanted the figures to fit the stones closely and naturally, so we needed to have the stones in the studio for the sculpting phase. To overcome the problem of weight, we worked with Turnstone Construction to have the stones created in cement, which leaves them hollow and much lighter. This will also make the plumbing, shipping, and installation a lot easier. We have worked with Turnstone on a number of projects in the past, including work at the Woodland Park Zoo, where they created many of the naturalized displays. You can see their work at www.turnstoneconstruction.com.
|The fountain will be incorporated into an existing walkway, with red brick pavers as the final surface. The water will end up flowing into a grate behind the ducklings and recirculate.|