Here are a few photos from the final casting stages of the giant beads for the Nalikae Tree.
These are created by the technicians at Ajahn Pe's studio.
|Plaster cast, reinforced by bamboo.|
|A view inside: iron bars provide structural reinforcements.|
|Preparing the mold. The beads have to be cast in four parts, and then assembled.|
|Luminous Space, cast in fiberglass and ready for painting.|
Here's a mock-up of what the sculptures will look like on the island in September.
This shows the Bridge span over the water, crossing through the Doors of Light and Darkness in The Nalikae Tree".
|The original beads.|