The Penstock Series is an early series that will continue for some time due to the volume of the resource.  The specific penstock here served its industrial life as a penstock in the Saint George River alongside the Georges River Woolen Mill.  This section of the river is tidal and I believe the erosion and corrosion were factors in the beautiful patina that the iron possesses. The wrinkles, rolls and creases created during the demolition of the mill have given this raw material much character.  In addition to that, there are rivets!!!  Big headed, corroded, stressed, beautiful rivets.  It could be said that to date this is my favorite raw material in my lay down yard.  There is much information about the special spirit in this raw material on the Sculpture Soup page.  

Diamond In the Rough is a favorite of mine.   The reference was brought up often by visitors in the very early days of the sculpture garden.  Likely, in reference to the property as well as the inner artist!  This is number 2 in the series.  All pieces shaped then hand cut to fit.  She's a handful but fun to lug around.

Diamond In the Rough is a favorite of mine.   The reference was brought up often by visitors in the very early days of the sculpture garden.  Likely, in reference to the property as well as the inner artist!  This is number 2 in the series.  All pieces shaped then hand cut to fit.  She's a handful but fun to lug around.