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One of the models to be exhibited in Rome in October 2005 is the Double Cantilever Bridge model. The model was cast by Paolo Soleri at Cosanti in the 1960’s. Paolo carved the original out of silt, wrapped this carving in plaster of paris to make a cocoon. He poured plaster into this cocoon, then filed the dried plaster form to display the perfection of lines seen in this model. The silt finish was sprayed on at the end. Bridge and stand are two separate pieces. ?

One of the models to be exhibited in Rome in October 2005 is the Double Cantilever Bridge model. The model was cast by Paolo Soleri at Cosanti in the 1960’s. Paolo carved the original out of silt, wrapped this carving in plaster of paris to make a cocoon. He poured plaster into this cocoon, then filed the dried plaster form to display the perfection of lines seen in this model. The silt finish was sprayed on at the end. Bridge and stand are two separate pieces.
[Photo: Cosanti Foundation & text: sa]



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This model has been displayed in many exhibitions. It was damaged in transport from the last exhibition and needs intricate repair.
[Photo & text: sa]



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Planning and Construction Intern Kim Soo Young cleans the upper part of the stand in preparation for a coat of plaster of paris to make a cocoon.
[Photo & text: sa]



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The cocoon is complete and solidifies. More on this restoration on 8/26.
[Photo: Kim Soo Young & text: sa]

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