building the big dog show

The dogs for The Big Dog Show are made of Cor-Ten Steel.  The steel arrived in flat sheets which had been laser cut following Dale’s design.  These sheets were welded together one profile  (or side) of the dog and then the next.

The dog bone cutout was then framed internally, providing support for the entire sculpture.

Working alone requires creativity!  Milk crates allowed  the working table to be raised or lowered as needed.  Pulley systems helped lift heavy pieces into place. 

Welding from the top….


Welding from the bottom….

Welding all around until it is just about done, and then move onto the next dog. 

Twenty dogs make up The Big Dog Show!