Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage 

King and Queen, Sorel Etrog
Painted steel, 10"
The surface corrosion is to be corrected and the sculpture will be repainted and recoated as per original pigment analysis as provided by the CCI and possible participation with the Sorel Etrog Institute. 
The King and Queen was constructed in Windsor at DeMonte Fabrication Inc. Though the team at DeMonte usually facilitates projects for the construction and automotive industries, Etrog himself observed that their skill with his piece was "as good as anywhere I have ever worked in the world."
Summer 2015

Space PloughSorel Etrog
Painted steel, 17' wide x 8' hig
Painted steel, 17' wide x 8' hig
The surface corrosion is to be corrected and the sculpture will be repainted and recoated as per original pigment analysis provided by the CCI and possible participation by the Sorel Etrog Institute. 
Summer 2015


Anne, Leo Mol
Bronze, 4' 

Completed project  - 2014

Anne was de-installed and sent for conservation work to the Age of Bronze Foundry where Brett Davis worked to remove the verdigris corrosion which was present over the entire work.  A new and stable patina was then applied in order to protect Anne from the elements applied by the original foundry where Anne was cast by Leo Mol. 

Tembo, Stephan Michael Hudson

Union Six, Bruce Watson

Bronze

Multiple large scale bronze works were hand cleaned and waxed by a dedicated staff of four. These individuals were trained by Mandy Salter Art Consulting with regards to proper equipment, techniques and material requirements. Over 26 large scale public bronze works within the City of Windsor Sculpture Par were cleaned and re-waxed during the summer of 2014 under the supervision of Mandy Salter Art Consulting. 

Completed Project - 2014

Craft, Ben Smit
Aluminum and plywood

Many public works are installed without proper guidelines as to the durability or appropriateness of their materials for long term outdoor installation. Craft, by Ben Smit is one such example. Originally built for temporary display at the Toronto Sculpture Garden. the work found itself as part of the Odette Sculpture Park and was installed along the waterfront. Exposure to the elements allowed water to access the interior and lead to the extreme decay of the plywood skeleton. 

Mandy Salter Art Consulting made recommendations to Council to have the work de installed for further inspection and possible restoration work. Look for Craft in the near future at a new and improved landing spot!

Penguins on a Waterfall, Yolanda Vandergaast

Aluminum and waterfall feature

This whimsical installation is in  the process of being restored to its original vision. The four Penguins have been repainted according to their original pigment and paint and coating specifications and are waiting to be reinstalled on their new and efficient water feature.