Much like what we did with the flower show, we needed to build a wood form to support the arch while the stone was being set in place. Our choice of stone for this project is a new england fieldstone that we have found in Sudbury, MA. Much of this stone is harvested from the ground so it has not yet had a chance to be aged by the weather.
This is New England however, and our weather conditions will age this stone beautifully in no time. The sculpture itself is about 7' tall so staging was required to be able to work that high. Wood shims were used to keep the stones in place until they were locked in with the keystone. Once the keystone of the arch is set firmly in place, the form will be cut away.