Granite step and boot scrape sculpture

Granite pieces salvaged from the storm water management project, existing exterior stair removal, at Studio 123 being cut and prep for the sculpture.

Granite pieces salvaged from the storm water management project, existing exterior stair removal, at Studio 123 being cut and prep for the sculpture.

A full-scale plywood mock-up was built of each granite piece to allow ease of movement, adjusting the final design.

A full-scale plywood mock-up was built of each granite piece to allow ease of movement, adjusting the final design.

Granite layout on the sculpture’s concrete footing.

Granite layout on the sculpture’s concrete footing.

Drilling for the stainless steel dowel connectors.

Drilling for the stainless steel dowel connectors.

Carefully guiding the stones into place

Carefully guiding the stones into place

Adjusting.

Adjusting.

Setting the granite onto the footing.

Setting the granite onto the footing.

Original 1906 boot scrapes salvaged from the building’s stair railing, prior to restoration, became part of the sculpture design.

Original 1906 boot scrapes salvaged from the building’s stair railing, prior to restoration, became part of the sculpture design.

Historic boot scrapes restored and ready for installation.

Historic boot scrapes restored and ready for installation.

Preparing the historic stone for the boot scrape’s installation as part of the sculpture.

Preparing the historic stone for the boot scrape’s installation as part of the sculpture.

Precise placement and installation

Precise placement and installation

The granite sculpture completed in time for the pumpkins

The granite sculpture completed in time for the pumpkins

The boot scrape reaches into the twilight, framing the solstice’s moon on winter’s eve.

The boot scrape reaches into the twilight, framing the solstice’s moon on winter’s eve.