Sculpture - Cold Patinated Copper Over Winterstone And Steel
"Blind Faith". Cold patinated copper over cementious mix forms with an internal welded steel pipe armature on a plate steel anchoring base. Free standing. All views fully realized. On display in the village of Lenox Ma., U.S.A. starting from the Memorial Day weekend until mid October of 2011. A video of some of the works in the show which includes "Blind Faith" can be seen on YouTube. Uploaded by "empulse", the video is titled, "Lenox Outdoor Sculpture Show". Cementious mixes are one of the families of materials used to rebuild exterior stone and ceramic decorative elements in the architectural restoration of building facades. Over time wind erosion, acid rain, as well as other environmental forces take a toll on cornices, friezes, carvings, and molded images on the exterior of buildings. The cementious mix used in "Blind Faith" is one from among the family of materials that rebuild decorative elements on building exteriors back to their original specs and imagery. The forms are built up through multiple applications of sheet fiberglass saturated with the cementious mix. This is a proven durable and impermeable surface that stands up to the full spectrum of challenging weather circumstances over long periods of time. The forms are developed while affixed to a steel pipe armature welded to a steel anchoring plate at it's base. A cold copper coating system is then applied to the forms.
The patina is developed by the application of caustic acids to the copper surface. A cold patina is called this because the chemical reaction that brings about the patina's color is achieved through caustic acids rather than a traditional open flame. Thus, a "cold" but authentic patina is achieved. On top of this multiple applications of a tough weather resistant clear coat with UV inhibitors is applied which arrests the development of the patina and stabilizes the surface. The artist's signature is on the base of the sculpture. More sculptures by this artist are viewable on this site and on the website algoldfarb.com
July 25th, 2011
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