Have you ever been to Seattle’s Museum of Flight and walked underneath all those massive airplanes suspended in the air above you? Dick DeLay hung all of those. We were happy to learn that Dick, a long time professional rigger who is now semi-retired, lives nearby in Greenbank on Whidbey Island. Even though our cable suspension system for Daniella Rubinovitz’s Flying Fish was previously reviewed by an engineer, we proactively connected with Dick for a professional check-up. Dick determined a way to both strengthen and simplify (for aesthetics) the cable suspension system. Then, to everyone’s delight, Dick became so supportive that he graciously volunteered all of his expertise and efforts for the community.
Thank you so much, Dick!
And thank you to Susan Barrett for sharing her 360 degree view of Flying Fish and the Sculpture Forest. Her photo was created at the end of a long pole using specialized camera equipment.