Two-Headed
Jaguar Bench

 

 

The armature was 3/8 inch rebar, welded together.

Left:
armature surrounded by chunks of styrofoam and pieces of metal lath (the styrofoam reduces the overall weight of the piece; this one is still about 200 lbs).

Below: concrete mixture: I used 1 part each
white Portand cement, marble sand ("pool mix"), vermiculite, and sifted masonry sand.

Left:
first layer of concrete has been applied.
Inset shows lath peeking through.
I carved details after the concrete
started to set up.

 

Left: finished bench, with Hiram atop. Above, right: The Bench in its new home in Allan and Kathy's lovely xeriscaped yard, Chuck atop (photo by Kathy Panak)
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