Installing your Garden Sculpture
I've come to realize (the hard way) that there is a big difference between a direct client contact and selling retail when dealing with garden sculpture installations. Speaking directly, I can advise the best way to install, and the do's, don't and what to watch for. Normally, through retail, I won't have that direct access, so coming soon will be a little video for installation and if you have purchased a garden sculpture, please feel free to contact me via email and be sure to include your phone number. I will call you. :)
In the meantime...
Most of the sculptures are centered around a rebar shaft and the glass top (spear/paddle/fish) is easily lifted for transport and installation after the rebar has been secured. There is always a little rubber protector that sits on the very top of the rebar. Remove the rubber, then place the rebar in the center of the cement block support. Hammer the rebar down (make sure there's not a sprinkler line running underneath :) You can adjust the height by the depth you sink the rebar. When you have it to the height you want, check for any sharp edges on the top of the rebar that you might have created by hammering - give it a little file down if required and then place the rubber pad on top of the rebar.
You are now ready to slide on the glass.
On sculptures where the glass is attached to the glass, "pre-drill" a hole the rebar size using something of similar size to hammer/predrill. Then slide the sculpture in. I try to keep the large glass top removable for ease of transport, but just in case.
And again...please contact me if you have any questions at all.
Update on The Sentinels
A winter storm of 30 knots from the north knocked The Sentinels over. The entire huge cement block over! The top head pieces smashed on the patio. :( So...lessons learned...dig in for security and a flat surface mounted high with heavy wind provides amazing leverage.
Continuing with the recycling theme, I incorporated found glass mosaic to top the sculpture and it's withstood everything since then. :) I still love it - even its morphed state.
I'm perfecting ways to do the disks angled and will be putting together a few more smaller versions to have available for sale,
New works, collaborations and any exciting news. :)