This is my friend Bailey. The photo was taken back in October during the Maine Peace Walk. I love this picture of Bailey, as it captures something of his wonderful indomitable spirit.
Bailey, who lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington state, did the entire 15 days, sometimes carrying the lead banner for the walk, as in this photo. He always had an eye out for all the cool stuff lying along the side of the road, and would often pick it up and stick it in his pocket or carry it along a ways. Some of that stuff was bolts, washers, hooks, and other scraps of steel. I suggested to Bailey that we might start saving some of those odd scraps to make a sculpture out of.
So, when I had some time recently post-walk, I decided to do it! Here are some of those scraps laid out on my welding table. I also needed to use some other steel scraps I had laying about.
And here is the finished sculpture.... "Bailey's Scrap" steel 12 3/4" h. x 11 1/4" w. x 9" d.
I wanted to make the piece interactive, with a few moving parts, that Bailey could play around with...
I'm going to send the sculpture out to Bailey. Hopefully, he'll get it before Christmas...