first sketches
spire sketch
 At the welders, after months of design with an architect to make sure it was safe
 weaving steel wool. Interns earning school cedit have helped along the way. This "wool" will rust and change over the seasons.
 The beautiful barn of Peg Holcomb, where we took the century old siding off for a much needed facelift
 Dunan Herman-Parks painting a wonderful mixture of lanolin and wax to help ward off rust on the frame. This is used by farmers for their machinery
 Tim Holcomb pulling boards off. The money from the studio used to buy the boards will help pay for new boards to take the beautiful barn into the next 100 years
 I got used to a ladder as you will see
 pulling beautiful square head rusty nails out of the boards
 we got to set up a frame inside and took design ideas from the existing boards on the barn
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 Horse harness from Vermont, cleaned with TLC and lanolin
 finally arrival day. Many thanks to Andrew Milliken
 preparing on the ground before they stand up
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 The spires are anchored with a magnificent earth anchor four of them per spire, four feet long. 
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 Dry stone mason, Kevin Donegan came down from Vermont to help. we had a glorious falling-down stone wall surrounding the field to gather our design ideas.
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 best laid plans...I wove these reclaimed children's cello and violin bow strings in the studio, all to be taken out again and woven while on a ladder
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 Last day and final touches. Charles Milliken provided stellar support to his tired Mom. Here he is inside Landmark I about to crawl out and attach the last boards.
 over heard while these two worked "I bet no one has asked you to crochet horse hair cello bow strings into hardware cloth before"
 Many thanks to this fabulous duo...Kevin Donegan and Studio Manager North, Charlie McElwee
 UMass student intern Annie Conant sorts out all of the misc. nuts and bolts
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