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Gravitational Pull - Boone, North Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1
N 36° 13.103 W 081° 40.973
17S E 438623 N 4008386
Quick Description: “Gravitational Pull” by Wayne Trapp was installed at the Jones House Community Center in historic downtown Boone.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 2:18:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM4A8A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 28

Long Description:
The lawn of the Jones House Community Center now displays the work of a nationally known local sculptor, Wayne Trapp. He is widely known throughout the High Country, as well as many other parts of the country.

With the able help of town crews, the 16-foot high structure was installed by both crane and sheer manpower on the freezing cold morning of Dec. 7.

Originally a rusted steel, the sculpture was prepared for its tenure at the Jones House by being sandblasted and powder-coated a bright, striking red gloss.

It was carefully hauled in by the artist and a helper on a trailer pulled by a modest mini-van. Straps were wrapped around the main trunk-line of the piece, and then these were hooked to a crane. It was hoisted by crane up over the hillside until it was near the concrete sculpture pad.

Then town crewmen,Trapp and his helper all joined together to push it upright. Finally, the brass pendulum was hung from the uppermost point, hence the naming of the piece.

Weight of the ball: Not Listed

Length: Not Listed

Material: Not listed

Period of oscillation: Not Listed

Rotation time: Not Listed

Hours of Operation: Not listed

Admission Cost: Not Listed

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