Work In Progress: ...... and ...... The Thought-finished

In this series, Robert, with his assistant Josh Yavelberg, is building a monumental-size sculpture of "The Thought." When completed it will be 16 feet high. It is the first time that Robert has utilized a new technique for welding bronze and copper.

Photo Credit (1-5) Josh Yavelberg

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Robert has built the basic stucture of the arm out of copper pipe.
Robert begins to weld bronze plates that have been shaped to match the curve of the the copper pipe stucture.
The arm is almost finished structurally, but remains in a rough, unpolished state.
The arm and the arm of the man.
The arm and hand are near completion.
Josh makes an adjustment.
The next step is the forehead and suggestion of the head.

The Thought-finished