NEUROLOGY SOLUTIONS LOGO CONSIGNMENT - OCTOBER UPDATE

Well, I'm several months into it, and progress is slower than anticipated, but I march on!  This project has tested my endurance.  The consignment from Neurology Solutions is progressing day-by-day and sometimes it feels like trench warfare!

I've deliberately chosen to use Moretti glass rod imported from Murano, Italy because of it's beauty, and the unique aspect of three dimensions that add texture to the finished product.

Having experienced seven years of the progressive symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, my hands were shaking badly.  There was no way I was ever going to be able to produce Art like this that demands intense attention to minute detail, and precise fine motor coordination.

Then the miracle happened.  Thank's to the ongoing oversight of Dr. Robert Izor and team at the Movement Disorders Center in Austin, the surgical procedure I underwent in 2014 continues to prove efficacious.  The miracle of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery, now three years later, enables me to complete a project of this scale.

See pictures below for the Month-by-Month progression of the project to-date:

This is how it started, a 24" round wedi-board with the traced image of the logo.  The conception was to elevate the Morretti rods 4" from the surface of the board to a pinacle at the epicenter of the brain.

This is how it started, a 24" round wedi-board with the traced image of the logo.  The conception was to elevate the Morretti rods 4" from the surface of the board to a pinacle at the epicenter of the brain.

A week later, I had the first slope completed.  This image shows both the sloping three dimensional view of the piece, as well as the different diameter rods employed.  Each rod is individually cut to size and placed vertically onto the board using weld-bond cement.

A week later, I had the first slope completed.  This image shows both the sloping three dimensional view of the piece, as well as the different diameter rods employed.  Each rod is individually cut to size and placed vertically onto the board using weld-bond cement.

The second layer of Rod was placed.  Technique was refined at this point.

The second layer of Rod was placed.  Technique was refined at this point.

Center Columns expanding out.

Center Columns expanding out.

Center Columns completed, third layer slope set.

Center Columns completed, third layer slope set.

Fourth and fifth layer slope set.  Eight spikes complete!

Fourth and fifth layer slope set.  Eight spikes complete!

Twelve spikes done, initial face outlined.

Twelve spikes done, initial face outlined.

This is the latest image.  All 22 spikes are in, still need outlining...   So far I've cut and placed several thousand individual glass rods.  Progress continues - Patience is a virtue!   I could never have gotten anywhere close to this far if it weren't for the   Medtronic DBS   units in my brain!

This is the latest image.  All 22 spikes are in, still need outlining... 

So far I've cut and placed several thousand individual glass rods.  Progress continues - Patience is a virtue! 

I could never have gotten anywhere close to this far if it weren't for the Medtronic DBS units in my brain!

First Consignment

Great news - I've just received my first consignment!  Neurology Solutions Group is interested in a custom mosaic design for their new office lobby at 12345 North Lamar Boulevard in Austin.  Preliminary discussions with the office design team are underway, details to follow...

 

Office Lobby at 12345 North Lamar Boulevard