Thursday, July 12, 2018

Metamorphic Stone



The bridge at Pontypool went through a transformation yesterday. Not unlike the metamorphosis of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, late in the afternoon, after three solid days weighting in the hot sun as we systematically shaped and assembled them, the stones shed their original form supporting them, and, almost miraculously, changed into a floating arc of beauty.  

For the next two days the bridge will need time to have its wings dry laid and have its cobbled walking surface emerge, After that we're anticipating this whole garden bridge project, which has been such a splendid experience to be part of, will begin to 'take off'not just visually, but also 'notably', as the bridge, with its slanted abutment design, is quite different from any of the previous ones we've done here in Canada 




Thanks to the enthusiastic team that participated in this workshop, including the 'Fike Team', Mack, Zack, Brian and Reid. Big kudos to to Oliver, and of course to my main helper Mark and my client Dave.

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