photos by Scott Beale
Human Structures (San Francisco) is composed of 62 painted steel figures, interconnecting to form 5 cylindrical towers. Each of the 62 life-size figures is water-jet cut from steel plate, and then each is given its structural folds. Before painting, the figures are galvanized, followed by an epoxy primer, and finally a coating of catalyzed urethane color. 12 pre-coded colors are used, including seven figures remaining in their primal, shiny, galvanized state. The 62 figures are bolted together hand-to-hand and head-to-toe with a series of multicolored connector plates.
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