Mike Roig’s Sculpture in Progress
Like many artists, I’m pretty much a one-man band – with an occasional assist from friends. Often those friends are other one-man-band sculptors who are reciprocally welcome to call on me when they need an extra hand. Consequently, we all develop idiosyncratic approaches to our work, and quirky strategies for problem solving. When I work on commissions I sometimes try to provide both client and whomever else may want to follow along a web window into my process. It’s a view not into the way to make a large-scale public sculpture, just a look at how I do it.
The theme for my winter is an 18-foot sculpture commissioned for the North Carolina zoo in Asheboro. The fabrication process is extensive, requiring attention to detail and structure as I scale up from maquette to full size. In the series of pictures above you see a few snapshots from the fabrication process. Below is a series of views of the base as it first stands vertical.
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