PETER W. MICHEL, Sculptor     Sculpture in Celebration of Self, Relationship and Community
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BAYSTATE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SPECIALTY CENTER
Wall Sculpture Progress
to see drawings of the proposed wall sculpture design click here
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Production is on the way
The parts for the east wall sculpture have been welded together at
Amaral Custom Fabrications in Bristol, RI
South wall sculpture
The parts for the south wall sculpture have been welded together
(One of Robert Indiana"s "Love" sculptures is being restored in thebackground.)


Amaral Custom Fabrications, Inc. in Bristol, RI
Amaral Custom Fabrications
facilities in Bristol, RI


The wall bracket
The wall bracket - to be
bolted to the wall

The sculpture bracket
The sculpture bracket - wekded to the back of the sculpture - to be bolted to the wall bracket

Waterjet parts connected - with dimensions
3  Wall sculpture elements:  East Wall Sculpture, Center Sculpture and South Wall Sculpture
showing weld joints - joining parts from waterjet cutter
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Welding the stiffener plates on the back
Welding the stiffener plates to the back of the south wall sculpture
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Stiffener Plates
Stiffener plates on the east wall sculpture
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Stiffener plates on the south wall sculpture
Stiffener plates on the south wall sculpture
Stiffener Plates welded to back
5  1/4" x 2-3/4" aluminum stiffener plates  (in red) welded to the back of the sculpture along with
the numbered sculpture brackets that are bolted to the wall brackets

Checking the 105 degree joining angle
Looking at the back of the east wall sculpture.  The south wall sculpture is on the floor
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The east wall sculpture
Laying out the east and south wall sculptures showing the angle at which they meet
The east and south wall sculpture meet at a 105 degree angle
Imagine you are looking down on the sculpture from above - the floor is the south wall of the building
The east wall sculpture (on the left) meets the south wall sculpture at a 105 degree angle.
The Center Circle


The Center Sculpture
The center sculpture



Connector Bracket
The connector brackets
connect the center sculpture
with the east and south wall
sculptures



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Preparation for painting - Primer layers
Preparing for painting - spraying the high build layer (the yellow - thick primer) and the gray epoxy primer
Spraying epoxy primer

Paint prep
Welded but joint
Preparing for painting - Layers of build up  1. pink epoxy filler 2. yellow thick primer 3. grey expoxy primer
smooths out  imperfections in the surface as where the but joint was welded (on right)
Matching the brick color
Mixing the blue
Preparing for painting - Matching the color of the brick for the brackets on the back of the sculpture and  mixing the blue.
Wall Brackets painted to match the brick
Mixing the blue
            Wall brackets are painted to match the brick                              Connectors at corner where east and south wall                                                                                                                   sculptures meet before being painted
back of sculpture painted to match brick color
back of sculpture, blue is the tape
The back of the sculpture is painted to match the brick.  Shown here taped and wrapped - ready to be turned over for painting the front.
Template for hole drilling in the brick
Template for drilling the holes in the brick wall
The colors are complete
The painting has been completed

Color scheme
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Baystate Children's Hospital Specialty Center
Baystate Children's Hospital Specialty Center - 50 Wason Avenue - Springfield

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 1997/2013 by Peter W. Michel                Posted  03-19-2014   updated  06-11-2014
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 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com