Lifting the stone

24 July, 2020 – 9:38 pm

Today was the day, the stone was lifted upright by a dedicated sculpture moving team. The stone weighs just over 3.5 tonnes so the 5t lifting equipment was just what was needed. With a bit of adjustment and re-positioning of the stone the lifting could commence.

Between Damon and Max the stone was lifted and stood up, once the gantry crane had been re-positioned for the last time I obviously had to have a go at lifting the 3.5t block off the ground before it was lowered into it’s resting place and levelled ready for me to start drawing the 1st World War details tomorrow (Saturday)


  1. 6 Responses to “Lifting the stone”

  2. Just been to Taurus (2.9.2020), so sorry to hear about your broken elbow. Hope it soon mends well and that your swimming routine is not too badly affected,
    Martin and Rose

    By Martin on Sep 13, 2020

  3. Just been to Taurus, Sorry to hear about your broken elbow. Hope it mends soon and well and that your swimming regime has not been too badly affected
    Martin & Rose, Chepstow

    By Martin on Sep 13, 2020

  4. Dear Martin, thank you. I am wearing my sling less as per instructions. I may be able to swim in 3wks time but that depends on how my elbow feels. I haven’t got a cast they recommend to start moving it as soon as I can. I can start carving again once it’s healed so 5 more weeks. but obviously that will be a gradual thing. thankfully I have been left hand training. I hope to be back in my shop as a shop girl only in a few weeks, I can walk to work which is a relief . xxx

    By Caroline Horwood on Sep 13, 2020

  5. Hi Caroline,
    getting to this reply very late but like everyone it’s been a hell of a year and I’m only catching up now.
    Sorry to hear about the accident but your rehab sounds like it’s coming along. Keep updating your projects as they are really unique and the world needs more beauty in it at the moment.
    Cheers! From Australia

    By Graeme on Nov 13, 2020

  6. Thank you Graeme. I hope you are staying safe 🙂

    By Caroline Horwood on Nov 16, 2020

  7. At this point Australia is in a good position COVID-wise I hope it stays that way… on the plus side of lockdown I had time to make dust (sculpt) and completed a few pieces including my first grotesque which I’m reasonably happy with.
    Keep putting up pics of your work, Cheers!

    By Graeme on Nov 25, 2020

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