When I think of Rolling Through the Bay by Scott Weaver , I think of Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. Rolling Through the Bay has been 40 years in the making. And it just keeps growing and growing and growing. Ask Scott when it;s done and he says his wife thinks it was done years ago. He’s not so sure. he just added the Sutro tower to this piece filled with San Francisco landmarks.
If I were taking better notes while I chatted with Scott at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, I would have some astonishing figures on hours spent working on the piece, number of toothpicks used and such. If I were taking a video, I would have captured Scott rolling ping-pong balls through an intricate tunnel system that weaves through his sculpture. But I just stared and stared , and did one little sketch while I stood there.
Elmer’s Glue, toothpicks and thousands of hours went into the piece. If you can’t see it in person, look up ‘Scott Weaver’ under google images. Here he is, on the left, rolling a pingpong ball through his piece. On the right is my daughter’s sketch of his piece.
Thanks Scott for being the highlight of our Exploratorium trip.