This project was designed and fabricated by a local artist. It is a hollow structure that took hundreds of hours to fabricate. The artist choose to galvanize the piece, working with the expert galvanizing team to get the best result with the least modification to the piece. The artist decided to galvanize after fabrication. The galvanizer was able to work with him to develop a plan that involved the least amount of venting and drainage holes in discrete locations.
The artist choose to galvanize the piece, working with the galvanizer to get the best result with the least modification to the piece.
Hot-dip galvanizing was specified for two main reasons. The first is that this piece is designed for outdoor display. After the hours of fabrication the artist wanted to ensure their work was protected. Hot-dip galvanizing provided long lasting and low maintenance protection. Secondly, the artist believed the aesthetic highlighted the industrial look of the piece. The zinc coating helped to bring a visually enhancing element to the piece.
Oakland, CA United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance
The entire sculpture was galvanized, approx 6 feet tall and 6 feet long
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