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Tool Fire - A Monument to the Volunteers who rebuilt Nashville after the 2010 Flood

posted Dec 13, 2012, 10:57 AM by Thomas Project   [ updated Dec 27, 2012, 7:59 AM by Unknown user ]
Tool Fire - A Monument to the Volunteers who rebuilt Nashville after the 2010 Flood. Via Chris Fennell

After the flood, neighbors pitched in to clear the houses of wet drywall and carpet. To do this they used any hand tools they could find and would leave them piled up in the streets for the next volunteer crew.

"Tool Fire" will be a monument to this act of unity: a fireball of hand 
tools over the existing fire pit next to the suspension bridge. A signal fire of hand tools that will light up at night when there is a fire lit in
side the latticed sculpture. The tools will be welded together to look like waves within the fire and painted wrought iron black.

Each of the five panels will be made of steel tools (all wood handles will be replaced with steel pipe.)

The five panels will be bolted to each other and the underground concrete foundation. Structure is 12' tall and 10? wide with a 7' diameter base.



Skate Trees- Norfolk, Va 2012- as shown in the banner photo above: Built under the 2x4 scaffolding next to the yellow and white striped tarp (just to the right of the mighty shadow of the old coke ovens).