a story about a conservation and restoration
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| James Liccione conservation project, pictured above. Conservation|
TREVANS ARCH UNDERGOES
This past spring the Collections Department completed a
three-week conservation project to fully restore the mon-
umental sculpture Trevan's Arch by Haydn Llewellyn
Davies. A familiar sight to visitors, the sculpture is located
on the Museum's north lawn and was originally lent by the
artist as a long term loan. In 1996 the Museum purchased
the sculpture through a generous gift from Susan K.
Mallinson. Tre van's Arch was created in 1978, measures 30
x 24 x 18 feet, and is made from brake form aluminum. To
fully restore the piece, staff first pressure-washed the
entire sculpture and assessed areas for corrosion, failed
welds, water damage, and oxidation. Next, the team
removed and cleaned the brackets that secure the piece to
the concrete base; sanded the sculpture by hand using
various grades of sandpaper; removed all rust and
aluminum oxidation; primed the piece where it was
needed; repainted the sculpture and brackets; and lastly
cleaned and sealed the concrete base. The restoration took
place in March before outside temperature and humidity
could negatively affect the process. The project was
directed by Conservator Jim Liccione with the assistance
of Chief Preparator Larry Eishen and Preparator Brent
Conservator Jim Liccione carefufly prepares the sculptures surface before ~ applying the final coat.
Assistant Preparator Brent Von Ende (on ground) points out a flaw to Conservator Jim Liccione
(on lift) while they work on refurbishing Haydn Davies sculpture Tre van's Arch.
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ORIGINAL ART FURNITURE! James Liccione Art Furniture is one-of-a-kind sculptural art furniture for the original. The art furniture - iron gates, tables, sofas, clocks, chairs, beds, plus figurative sculpture function powerfully indoors or outdoors. Expert conservation and restoration!”