Creating 6061, in pictures

The spaceship metal sculpture entitled “6061” was built by RTDavis from aluminum. The entire sculpture fit in the artist’s workshop on his farm in NM.

This sculpture is about 19 feet wingtip to wingtip, 10 feet long, and weighs about 400 pounds. The shop is built with an I-beam running the long way in the room and ten feet off the floor. Along this tracks a chain fall which can lift a ton or so, allowing the artist to single-handedly move the sculpture around.

6061 preliminary design sketch