The wheel has been finally mounted and fixed onto the base plate manufactured in Mihai’s atelier. As we hoist it into position, it seems to pull together the whole aesthetic concept of the design, framing the views towards the vegetable and grain crops stretching across the horizon.
As the evening approaches, the moon graces the late summer sky with its wisps of white light. The celestial wheel seems brighter than ever and we all gaze into the black fill, fascinated by its unusual scale. The crisp air folds around our tired bodies and for the first time in almost a month we hear sharp drops of rain hitting the dusty soil. Although the on site works have evolved within the timeline we have initially aimed for, we cannot help but wonder how the change in seasons and climate might influence our progress during the upcoming days.
The picture below was taken using a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with a 400mm lens and a 1.4x telecompressor.