This was the day that Icarus was to be lifted to almost full height. We needed to see if the plan had worked and what the finished sculpture might look like.
Before he went up, I had to remove quite a lot of clay from the wings as it was too heavy! Matt discussed the problems we were having, and we decided to change materials. Clay was obviously not going to work on the wings. I had bought bags and bags of it too! I would have to replace the clay with plaster.
Now the work was up high we could see the effect from down below. Si, who runs the foundry, discussed the size and practicalities of such a large work. It was fun to get an idea of what the eventual effect would be. We had a good chat about what to do next before lowering it down to the ground again.