Placement And Installation of Sculptures
Placement and Installation
Placement and installation of a sculpture will have a bearing on design, composition and execution. Shape, thickness of material used, reinforcements like steel rebar all need to be considered.
- The height
- A bas-relief sculpture will have very different requirements to a tall free-standing sculpture over two meters or six and a half feet.
- The weight and how the weight is distributed
We designed this dragon to be able to be moved on a pallet loader and flatbed as she is a display piece. You can see part of the making of the foundation in this video.
Whereas Grandpa Dragon below is going nowhere. Weighing 3 tons and being a self-supporting shape, he is resting on a poured concrete base with gravel under him.
Other times artists may use steel rebar struts sticking out of a poured concrete base that fit into the bottom of the sculpture.
More on tips for making armatures for large pieces that may be moved here.