Where to put Daisy?

We’re getting a new piece of art–a very large sculpture named Daisy, created by Harry Siter.

You can’t just bring a 700 pound wood and bronze sculpture in and plop it down, you have to think about where it will go, and then make a space for it.  To ease this process, Harry made a pseudo-Daisy out of plywood and plastic, then came over to try her out in various places in the yard.  I thought the whole process was fascinating.

Harry, Gail, Daisy and Robin in front of the living room.

Harry, Gail, Daisy and Robin in front of the living room.

Harry came over with Robin Bernhard, who installs art for the UC Davis museum.  Nothing like getting top notch professional advice for the price lunch and a glass of Prosecco.

Robin analyzing possible locations.

Robin analyzing possible locations.

We tried the front of the house, we tried over by the grasses.

The chickens would have to move, but it's a thought.

The chickens would have to move, but it’s a thought.

I like the view from the dining room.

It frames up pretty well this way.

It frames up pretty well this way.

After much walking around, moving the mock-up, thinking and wondering, we decided to try right in front of the living room, if it isn’t too wide.  There is a back-up plan, too.  Later this week Harry will deliver and I’m in charge of hiring 5 or 6 strong men to carry her in–Gail won’t allow a forklift on the the tile walks, so we have to use brute force.

Living with art is a joy, even getting it situated is fun.  I’m glad we have good friends to help.

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