Tom Grubb

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I completed the Morning Star sculpture installation in New Bern, NC on October 27th just as hurricane Sandy passed by North Carolina. After completing the sculpture we had the bands of wind and rain with sustained winds of 40 to 50 miles per hour with gusts of 57+ miles per hour. It was a good test of the sculpture and it came through without any damage—it did “bend in the wind and spring back after adversity.” In this installation I did include concrete in the three holes which anchored the sculpture because of the wind zone of New Bern. I had great volunteers ( 15 – 18 per day for three days) from the community and the support of the Art Council made the event a reality. The photos I have attached to this e-mail were shot after hurricane Sandy passed the coast. This installation is documented on my website and illustrates the process for its fabrication and construction--- . Morning Star (Height 70 feet x Length 25 feet x Width 25 feet) fabricated from bamboo and rope. I used approximately 12,000 feet of rope and tied approximately 800 knots.