One level down - the next underway.
This morning the painting crew jumped right on the giant stump and drum and made great progress! They managed to get the primer coat and good start on the first base coat of paint in place.
While they painted like mad Peter began work on the next level of the sculpture. He first built the structure for the globe and the housed it over the thick steel base which was lifted from the top of the drum. The heavy structural steel for the giant bugs which will be holding up the world were then welded into place. One more day of welding up the pencil rod will finish the structure for this level. Then it is on to the third level.
Look closely in the background of the bottom photograph and you can see the model we built for reference.