Today became the start of a huge adventure for the Cogbots crew. We have been granted the commission to make the new fountain statue for City Hall in the City of Kokomo, and it was time for a site survey. A bit of measuring, and lots of hands and eyeballs on the site where a new stack of steel gears will be installed.
As you can see, the site has a slight gradient, so part of today’s mission was to measure the grade and come up with a plan for the best way to ensure that the statue will end up level despite the slight drop. If we did not properly level the base, the statue would end up leaning 4 inches out of kilter at the top of it’s 8 ft height.
We were also looking at the arrangement of the base to the building and to prospective light, since we want to get the stained glass effect from the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Inserts as much as possible.
An interesting lesson we learned with the Infernal Device installation is that any public art is just that– very public.
Today, even though all we did was step across the construction blockade, take some measurements and some pictures, we had our first visitor. Happily, he was excited about the project and is looking forward to coming back as we progress. We look forward to having him and anyone else local stopping by and chatting when you see us on site.