The Build Blog – Coming into it’s full shape

The heart is coming into it’s final shape.

The inner foam has been carved out and left us with a glowing transparent shell.

Now we are fitting a wooden frame around it and working on the moving parts within.

Moving gears and lighting fixtures are being sketched and carved to fit the inside.

In less than 2 months our beloved heart will be nestled inside Embrace.


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The Build Blog – Birthing the Heart!

One of the most exciting steps has been taken in the creation of the heart.

It is time to make the cuts into the fiberglass shell and start carving out the styrofoam.

This will leave us with our transparent shell to be attached to the moving parts inside.

Exciting stuff!

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The Build Blog – Glue, Resin and Fiberglass

HUGE developments from the Embrace Vancouver Design Crew today! Just to catch you up since our last Build Blog, we have been busy laying down layer upon layer of glue, followed by fiberglass and then on top of that the first signs of colorful design features…Veins!

Here are a few pictures to get you up to speed before an update later on today’s BIRTHING OF THE HEART! Where we pull the foam out from inside its shell.

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On a hunt for foam!

 

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13' by 6' stand for the 500lbs foam sculpture that is to be an anatomical heart.

13′ by 6′ stand for the 500lbs foam sculpture that is to be an anatomical heart.

Dan, a polite-ful young man who agreed to loan us several hundred dollars of equipment, not to mention his time just to rock out cuts, help glue up, and fabricate stencils. Invaluable resource.

Dan, a polite-ful young man who agreed to loan us several hundred dollars of equipment, not to mention his time just to rock out cuts, help glue up, and fabricate stencils. Invaluable resource.

Time to say hello to heart sculpting.

Time to say hello to heart sculpting.

Brendan and Luke taking a victory pose of the days work.

Brendan and Luke taking a victory pose of the days work.

Measured and cut, the 504 cubic foot mass of foam that is to be our embrace heart sculpture.

Measured and cut, the 504 cubic foot mass of foam that is to be our embrace heart sculpture.

Cleaning some foam!

Cleaning some foam!

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