Manchester, United Kingdom | 2021
The sculpture Reintegration concept comes from restoring the form to its imagined original state. Arbitrarily twisted wire creates the underlying structure. From this tangle of wire emerges a female figure representing strength through connections seen and unseen. This sculpture was created by Robert Turriff, a Vancouver based artist who has been sculpting for over 20 years.
This location historically has had high levels of airborne pollutants that cause excessive corrosion of metals making hot-dip galvanizing an ideal method for this situation.
The industrial materials include rod, flat bar, pipes, pipe fittings, and anything with an interesting curve. Using a plasma cutter the artist creates a variety of different shapes concave, convex, and compound curves used in the assembly of his sculptures. The surface of the sculpture is created by choosing the right piece for the right place similar to a puzzle. Robert then combines these forms by welding and grinding creating areas of high resolution, but he also chooses to leave evidence of the process of how the work was created.
This sculpture is made up of many pieces welded together creating crevices and enclosed areas making hot-dip galvanizing the ideal process for coating the metal surface. This sculpture is part of the Castlegar Sculpture Walk who's requirements specified the use of durable materials and hot-dip Galvanized fits this requirement. Castlegar historically has had high levels of airborne pollutants that cause excessive corrosion of metals making hot-dip galvanizing an ideal method for this situation. The sculpture can be seen on display in front of the Castlegar RCMP detachment.
Castlegar, BC Canada
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance
The entire sculpture
Silver City Galvanizing, Inc.
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