Mesa, AZ United States | 2019
This impressive giant Eagle sculpture marks the entrance to the New Greifvogel- und Eulenpark, a new bird of prey zoo in Triberg, in the heart of the Black Forest. The unique work was created by sculptors Gary and Thomas Thrussell, a father and son team based in Cornwall, UK.
The sculpture will stand in the open air of the rural destination in the heart of the Black Forest, therefore corrosion protection was vital
"A new bird of prey zoo featuring all types of eagles has been opened in Triberg in the Black Forest and I was commissioned by the owner to create unique artwork for it. My son Thomas and I worked on it throughout the summer and as it will stand in the open air, on the edge of the town, we needed to have it galvanized. I’ve worked with the galvanizer many times before so there was only ever one place I was going to take it. It was really important to get the finish right and they did a cracking job – the piece looks fantastic. We took it down to Germany ourselves and everyone there was delighted, including the town mayor, or Burgermeister,” Gary said.
More than 450,000 people flock to the picture-book town of Triberg every year and will now be greeted by the Eagle with a wingspan of 2.5 metres. With intricate workmanship it was important the piece was protected leading to the decision to hot-dip galvanize the complete sculpture and stand. The galvanized coating not only provided the aesthetic finish desired, but also ensures the sculpture will be protected from the environmental elements, avoiding damage and corrosion.
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance
The complete Eagle Sculpture was galvanized along with the large stand that the sculpture sits on.
B.E. Wedge Holdings Ltd, Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd - B.E. Wedge Ltd
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