I spent 4 years working as a sculptors assistant to Hale Gurland. We dedicated many hours to the work of a large stone sculpture, 21’ long and 10’ high. It consisted of 144 individual alabaster stones. My role was roughing out the stones with a grinder, drilling holes and cutting trenches in the tops and bottoms of stones for stacking, polishing the finish surfaces, operating a forklift and crane, rigging, while also being a soundboard to expand upon ideas. Other projects included bronze pours, welding, and flying around in a helicopter- but that was just for fun.