Unlike our typical projects, when the T3DS team was tasked with creating a StoneBale sculpture based solely on a landscape architect's vision and sketch, we began to layer stones one-by-one in order to create the sculpture. Our goal was to create a life-like image, which proved to be a success. The rendering of this 8' x 5' StoneBale has been a point of reference for the stone masons as they begin to construct a cluster of these throughout the field.
"In 2014, a client requested I develop ideas for sculpture on a very large tract land composed of rolling fields that is cut for hay, rolled hay. The undulations of this land create a quintessential beauty that defines the local community. This meadow is seen as a cultural landmark. After some study, I proposed a cluster of StoneBales to define the property. One StoneBale is now complete. The StoneBale is 8’ high by 5’ wide and is composed of dry-laid sedimentary bluestone stacked with an overlapping pattern for stability. The joints have been expertly detailed and carved by the stone masons of Full Circle Stone Works to resemble rolled hay. The StoneBale sits on the cusp of a slope to create the tension of being on the verge of rolling down the hill if pushed. The exquisite rendering created by Tangram 3DS, from my hand sketch was a time-staking process. It was composed much like a mason works, stone by stone. The rendering was so well done that people thought the project was already complete. Now that the StoneBale is complete, people have commented to me “…that the StoneBale looks just like the picture.” This is not only a great compliment to Tangram 3DS, but also to the Full Circle Stone Works, because the stone masons had to meet the expectations the picture created and make the final product look as good as the Tangram rendering."