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Infilling outdoor marble sculpture

From: Vanessa Wiggin <vanessa<-a>
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2008
I have been asked to quote on the retreatment of an outdoor
sculpture made of black and white marble.  The sculpture is subject
to vibration due to its positioning and is heavily used by
skateboarders.  This has resulted in extensive chipping to edges and
corners.  The sculpture is located in a hot and sunny area.

The losses were previously infilled with an epoxy resin and marble
dust mixture.  While the result was aesthetically pleasing, the
infills began to fail almost immediately.  Now two years later,
almost all the fills have been lost or are pulling away from the
stone.

Can anyone suggest a more flexible fill material that will stand up
to these conditions?  Discouraging all skateboarders is not
currently on the agenda.

Vanessa Wiggin
Director of Conservation
ArtWorks Conservation
+61 8 9594 2420


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