Friday, April 23, 2010
Butterflies Set Free
Shannah and I have had a whirlwind of a week. On Monday, we caught a super early flight to Denver, CO and set to work. I must admit that such a large, outdoor install in a city not close to Dallas, combined with the particulars of a children's hospital all made me very nervous. But I didn't need to be! The people who worked for Denver Health and Saunders Construction couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful!! We put the butterflies together then Shannah and John (our sweet, patient friend who drives a mean lift) started hanging them with trusty airplane cable. Tony (our other sweet friend who was head of this huge job) and I did a lot of directing from the ground, and occasionally, from the second story window. The awning over the butterflies creates a wind tunnel some days, so the butterflies had to be connected at several points. We wanted them to look like they were passing through the awning dipping high and low. We are so pleased with the way they turned out! The wings are in different placements and the various sizes and styles of butterflies add a realistic dimension to this beautiful sculpture. One of the best parts is the huge windows in the second story playroom which allow you to see the intricacies of each of the butterflies at eye level. We also placed three butterflies in a small, but tall circular room of windows that is going to be a library. The new playroom and outdoor space at the Children's sector of Denver Health looked fabulous for the big reveal this Saturday. Of course, we are biased, but the Butterfly Sculpture was the best part!!!!