Thursday, November 7, 2013

New Project Started

I started on a new project today.  I will be restoring  motifs rendered in eight relief sculptures on the front of the Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, FL.   The resort was completely restored in 1992 and now it is time to once again refresh certain parts of the outside of the building.  The dicey thing about this job is that it is seven stories up on the outside of the building so I will be doing all the work from a swing stage.

I never worked outside seven stories high so I was curious as to how that would go.  Turns out no big deal at all.  The swing stage is so secure and easy to operate that I never felt nervous at all.

The first photo is from the swing stage all the way up to the seventh floor.  Nice view of Tampa Bay from there.

 
The second and third photos show the motifs I am working on. Each on is approximately six feet high and 5 feet wide. The white area of the motif is the raised part. First order of business is to scrape all the peeling paint off.  Then I will prime the area.  I did not have much time today to work as I spent all morning taking a safety class and learning the ins and outs of operating the swing stage.  I did get to do some scraping but tomorrow I will really be able to go after it.


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