scale model of the watts towers
In 1996, apparently with too much time on my hands, I started to piece together a 1/4"=1' scale model
of the Watts Towers of Sabato (Simon) Rodia. Constructed of a combination of basswood, museum board, plaster, and gesso, the model took about 9 months to
complete. The accuracy of the layout and massing would not be possible without the help of preservation
activist and great friend Seymour Rosen and his archive photographs, as well as site measurements and technical data from conservation engineer N.J. "Bud" Goldstone.
The model is now on display on my dining room table in Houston, Texas. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a visit.