21 March 2018 It’s done. It’s heavy (about 50 lbs.) and it does come apart. I have to unscrew the gold frame part behind the head and I can then remove the bust of Zeus. Then I can unscrew the brass cap nuts, on either side of Zeus and the “shelf” comes off.
Coming apart in three pieces makes this much easier to transport and easier to hang. The best part, it doesn’t look like it comes apart.
I still get concerned about how heavy this is and the fact that being able to come apart does suggest that this could come apart,… when I don’t want it to.
Never-the-less, I am very happy with the piece and I have almost a month to spare before the Art Expo show in New York this April.
We will try hanging my smallest pieces next to this large piece in the hope that the big work makes the smaller ones look smaller and the smaller pieces make the bigger piece look even bigger. Should make for a more dramatic effect. We shall see.