Jackson Tube Sign Sculpture
Piqua, OH United States | 2001
Careful planning and design consultation amongst the artist, fabricator, and galvanizer were key to making this unique series of steel sculptures a reality. Having determined that hot-dip galvanizing was the coating method of choice for aesthetic appeal and long-term durability of the "wrench set," the artist carefully designed each tool with light-gauge steel, interior baffles, and stiffeners--all to facilitate a quality galvanized result.
Ten-thousand pounds of steel were hot-dip galvanized...
Ten-thousand pounds of steel were hot-dip galvanized, including the security fence surrounding the service center. Afterwards, each piece was systematically inspected by the galvanizer and the artist, ensuring dimensional accuracy and a coating appearance fitting for this high-visibility sculpture. The durable coating of the finished piece required no touch-up after installation, and zinc's naturally developing patina assures the artist and the city of San Antonio that this piece will have a consistent look with long-lasting corrosion protection for decades to come.
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