Richard Rome Sculpture
This Ferrous cast sculpture had evidence of previous restoration however there was no evidence of a maintenance plan for such an unstable sculpture. All low points of the sculpture were either non-existent or severely delaminated and corroded due to decades of water collecting inside pockets of the sculpture. Minimal heat intervention is required to reduce accelerated corrosion in the future. An initial cold pressure wash removed all detritus, corrosion was pacified with a 10% tannic acid solution then the sculpture was washed down with a solvent. Areas of severe degradation had to be filled with a polymer resin and colour matched, which is a reversible process, replacing it with metal would have had an adverse effect on the longevity of the sculpture.