The second and third stone pairs down from the top of the sculpture kept slipping causing the stone pieces above and below to come out of alignment. The problem presented itself at the time of installation and repeated two to three times afterward. At the City's request, based on the artists's contractual obligations, Argent developed a new proposal for the concealing the internal supporting stainless steel poles supporting the stainless steel lip sculptures, which consited of two large stainless steel pieces welded in place and sandblasted. This work was completed September 2016.
311 W Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The Lip forms (outer shell) is fabricated of 3mm grade 316 stainless steel.The original was made in clay and a mold taken. A fiberglass one was made in clay and a mold was taken. A fiberglass one was then made and used as a surface to make the many small pieces that were hammered to shape. These pieces are TIG welded together. The surface went through the various phases of grinding, sanding and polishing until a highly polished finish was obtained. There is an inside armature fabricated according engineer specifications. The base to the forms are hand-carved in the highest quality black Chinese granite and white marble.
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