December 21, 2011

Going with Option 3 for the Water Mill

The view shows the wheel and dam, but is not the normal viewing angle from the aisle.

I started building the mill structure and have it about one third complete. Before I went any further I decided to see how it was going to fit in the scene.

I decided to go with option 3, i.e. having the mill against the backdrop with the dam hiding the seam where the creek meets the wall. The Yates Mill in North  Carolina is inspiration for this installation. This has the creek flow in the wrong direction in relation to the proper flow of prototype Accokeek Creek, but looks the most practical. The dam will help hide the place on the backdrop where I had to add an extension.
View from the aisle

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