The above statue is an early 1900’s artists rendition of Venus de Milo. The original statue was made using an old technique of hammered metal in a solid form mold. The hammered statue was made in sections, then welded together. The statue suffered a lot of abuse over 100 years, and had a lot of pitting, voids, breaks, and was just simply falling apart.
The designers wanted to keep the original statue, and preserve it’s historical condition. We removed the statue using a crane, took it to our studio, and constructed an internal armature of steel and fiberglass. We welded and fixed joints, and performed surface restoration modeling. We could have created a more beautiful looking statue starting from scratch, but that was not the purpose of the project.
As part of the project, we also molded, and restored a number of garlands, and other elements of the façade on the building. The project took us about four months to complete. Installation of the statue required the use of a crane lifting the statue by a removable ring which we built into the steel armature. The statue was easily set into place using a receiving sleeve which we fabricated and mounted in place prior to setting the statue.
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