Contemporary garden sculpture | rusted corten sculpture
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Samarkand-8
contemporary rusted metal sculpture
corten garden sculpture
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samarkand

I first became aware of Samarkand whilst on holiday in Estonia. On the bookshelf in the house was was an old soviet era book on ancient buildings of the Mongul / Persian influenced areas of the former Soviet Union. Couldn’t read a word but the photos of the buildings amazed me, I never knew anything like it existed in this part of the world.

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The basic concept for the piece has been in my sketchbook for a while but felt it needed something to give it a lift. The photos of Samarkand sparked an interest in the mosaic patterns of Persia, being very structured in layout they appealed to my graphics background with designs based on a formal grid layout.

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The sculpture consist’s of two interlocking pieces to form a self supporting cross shape. The first piece has been created to a height of 1.8m from thick 10mm steel to give to substance and is being allowed to rust naturally forming a richly coloured patina.

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The piece is made to order and can be scaled up or down to suit the required location and can be made from a range of materials such as corten steel, stainless steel (brushed or mirror polished)

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Whilst a bronze version which develops a rich turquoise patina with the inner surfaces of the pattern treated with gold leaf look quite stunning and would truly reflect the vibrant colours of Persia.

Dimensions

•  This is a bespoke piece and built to order.
•  Sizes can be scaled up or down to suit the intended site for the sculpture.
•  A number of base and plinth options.
•  Lighting can be included in the base.

Materials  |  Delivery |  Prices

The sculpture can be made from a range of materials such as – mild steel corten steel or stainless steel. A bronze version with it’s turquoise patina would look especially good and reflect the rich colours to be found in Persian art.
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Mild Steel, this is left to oxidise natrually with the rusted finish continually evolving with time to form a rich warm patina.

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Corten Steel, a steel that naturally rusts, but unlike mild steel the rusting process actually forms a corrosion-retarding protective layer. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to form the ‘protective’ coating.

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Stainless Steel, unlike steel and aluminium, stainless steel doesn’t corrode when exposed to the elements. A variety of surface treatments can be applied from brushed, to satin to the highly polished mirror finish.

Delivery – Samarkand is a bespoke piece and the delivery time will vary depending on the size and materials.

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Pricing – please drop me a note or give me a ring to discus your requirements for the piece. Once I have an idea of size and materials I will be able to provide a quote and an estimated delivery date.
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