Mammoth Skeleton for Moses Lake Museum and Art Center
ingredients for the Mammoth. Heavy stock steel on left (the only part
of the sculpture
studio is a 1350' sq. foot warehouse, and the Mammoth needed most
of that space.
A small collection of the many different found objects and farm implements used in the Mammoth
I've had this big gear for a long time, and knew it would be perfect for the Mammoth
the Mammoth was going to need to travel from my studio to the Museum
in Washington, I had to build
framework for Mammoth skeleton. Needed a strong armature to support
Armature connected at key points
Horseshoes define the beginning of the spinal column
First lines to describe the skull
Lots of cutting up of things like wheelbarrows and tractor fenders
Cutting and burning metal things means "safety first"
Pickax heads made great vertebrae
Farm fence posts as ribs
Various sizes of irrigation pipe made tusks
More ribs (and reference images on the background wall)
The armature was covered with larger shapes that suggest bone forms
The skull went through several variations before it worked right (this was not the final version)
If you're in Moses Lake, WA you should stop by to meet the Mammoth at the Museum.