I'm currently working on my largest and most complex design to date: "Overcome" for Little Rock, Arkansas. Below is a rendering of the 3d design in Solidworks.
And here is a gallery of my progress over the last few weeks:
3/8" Stainless plate.
Just some of the over 2,000 pounds of stainless steel that make up this thing.
Each of the arrow-like uprights gets one of these welded to it's base.
When the entire assembled piece is too big to haul in one piece - divide and conquer! Each upright will be hinged to the anchor plate and tilted up into position on site.
Making sure everyone fits...
...and properly pivots on it's hinges.
Tacking together the 14 gauge parts that make up the first upright.
Weld weld weld weld weld...
Each upright bolts to a central ring to add structural rigidity.
The central ring, with integral 1/2" Hex Nuts. 10 Gauge stainless.
Tacking the upright into position on the platform.
Weld, weld, weld. Grind grind grind. Swirl swirl swirl. Stack stack stack.
Time to make one anchor plate out of two halves.
Three uprights fit into place, with the anchor ring in place.
Not really Sauron's tower. Just a giraffe's-eye view of the sculpture so far.