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Project: Drawings/selection of materials for the proposed sculpture


Site location photographs:

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Skipton drawing 1 Skipton drawing 2 Skipton drawing 3 Skipton drawing 4

This would be a bronze sculpture with the dimensions of approximately 1.2m x 1.2m x 1.2m (although other sizes would work so it could be cost dependant).

The top would appear to be a sheet of thickness 6-8cm, but in reality this would be a hollow shape to keep the weight of bronze down. The top surface would be cast, with the sides and bottom surface constructed from sheet bronze and welded together. The base could also be constructed from sheet bronze, or could be constructed from a cheaper material if required (even a block of concrete, hollow the centre to reduce the amount of material needed). The base would determine the fixing method which could be bolted or fixed into the concrete.

A sculpture of this size would be sent away to a bronze foundry to produce.

The full scale sculpture could be made out of anything before casting. Foamboard covered in paper-mache might provide the easiest and lightest material to construct this out of, with other mixed media additions to provide the map features. This could then either be transported to the foundry to mould and cast, or the foundry might send out staff to produce the mould on site.


Threshfield Quarry

Site location photographs:

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This sculpture would be constructed out of core-10 steel with dimensions of approximately 10m x 1m x 1m. The curved shape would be achieved by a company who offer plate rolling services as it would be extremely time consuming (if possible) to do this in any other way. The different sections could be bolted together and the bolts welded on for security, or the bolts could be merely decorative with the sheets welded together. The steel sections could be cut with a plasma cutter, as could the ‘rust’ holes. If core-10 steel responds like normal steel, a couple of sprays with a rust accelerator (vinegar, salt and hydrogen peroxide) would give a rusty exterior within a few days. This could then be left to develop further without providing any further treatment.

Steel rods could be welded to the bottom of the sculpture and set into concrete pads to provide a solid base.

Soil would be inserted into the holes, but the vegetation of these areas left to natural processes.

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