A 24 inch design of nude, fashioned of cardboard in 1961 by Picasso and titled "The Bather," has been translated into a 28 foot tall reinforced concrete sculpture. The work, directed by Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar and carried out by artisans from Norway, is located in the new Gould Center office compiles in Rolling Meadows, a town northwest of Chicago. To profile the exact angle of The Bather, two by four inch beams were carefully positioned on the platform so that the plywood inner core could be located properly. Scaffolding, anchored with two concrete slabs and connected with heavy-duty wire cables, was constructed. The plywood inner core was divided into four separate sections to make the four distinct planes of the figure. After snap lines were positioned one foot apart on the plywood sheets, Nesjar drew preliminary profiles and contours on them. The four individual pieces were then tied together and raised upright. The forms were filled with a special crushed black granite aggregate imported from a quarry near Oslo, Norway. This was actually poured in, bucketful by bucketful, then pounded and vibrated by hand till the irregularly shaped form was tightly packed and maximum density of aggregate was achieved. Forms were stripped after three days of curing. The surface was found to be eminently satisfactory, requiring only that the cone holes from the ties be patched. Nesjar then used charcoal to transcribe Picasso's exact lines of design onto the concrete, reproducing every subtlety of line and form that Picasso had drawn into his original model. Subsequently, Nesjar went over the charcoal lines with wax crayon so no line would be lost during sandblasting.