posted; 07/19/06 I have just put up what I am going to call a “project page” on my website. It concerns this sculptural piece that I named Ascension It is on a hillside going into a large city in South Carolina, and I had hoped it would look like whitewater tumbling off the hillside. In […]Read More Trac-hoes, 100 Ton Cranes, and VERY Large Boulders.
posted; 06/13/06 It’s great to be able to get a dozer out on the site to move a lot of soil-quickly. Some of these operators are so skilled at moving soil, leveling off, prepping for drainage, etc. That when a job comes along where there are some rolling mounds involved and some interest in the […]Read More More on the Dozer, and the Mounds.
posted; 06/10/06 On Thursday afternoon we had it all going on in trying to create some rolling berms for a residential project. Too often we let the given state of terrain act as a given and do nothing to enhance the typography.Read More Bulldozers, Bobcats, and mini Trac-hoes
posted; 06/03/06 This isn’t exactly what I was hoping the final pergola design would turn out to look like. I think the design of the overhead is fine, the color is fine, and the post work with the house. My area of concern was the walls, planters, etc., do not tie in with the house, […]Read More Architect wins the Pergola Battle (part 3).
posted; 05/00/06 This is a shot of a 11 ton stone going into a sculptural piece I did a few years ago in Columbia, South Carolina. A mass-grouping of stones on a hillside to give the appearance of a waterfall.Read More Ascension, some big-time Boulder Work
posted; 05/00/06 This is where I started, you can see in the previous two entries where I went with this.Read More Entry Steps
Posted 02/19/06 This is a hint of what visitors will see as they pull up into the parking court. Homeowners and regular company will use the drive off to the right. This shot was taken just a few days ago. This winter the weather seems to have been unusually mild and some work has continued. […]Read More Parking Court, 3rd look
Here is a look from the parking court back toward where the previous picture was taken. This mixing of materials is at the absolute maximum. Why this will work is each of the surface materials is for different reasons. Brick pavers are for vehicular traffic, and bluestone is for pedestrian traffic. The walls and caps […]Read More Parking Court, another view
I miss not being able to work with trac-hoes as much as I used too. Moving the really big boulders and making something happen. This type of work takes a very specific kind of job, the right client, the right site, available stone, and the ability to move it. A fair amount of visualization helps […]Read More Sunshine and Trac-hoes