Humber Galvanizing has partnered with renowned sculptor Emma Stothard to put the finishing touches to an eye-catching piece of her art which is now on public display at one of the National Trust’s properties.
The Hull plant was called upon to provide its hot-dip galvanizing treatment to steel used by Emma Stothard, from Whitby in North Yorkshire, to produce the sculpture of a life-size horse which was specially commissioned by the National Trust and is part of her exhibition.
The sculpture, which is named ‘Mare’, is woven in mild steel wire and then galvanized, giving it a permanent finish. Having taken two months to create, it is now on permanent display at The National Trust’s Rievaulx Terraces in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, an 18th century landscape garden overlooking the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey.
Tony Linsley, Commercial Manager of Humber Galvanizing, commented: “Emma is incredibly talented and is an absolutely outstanding artist. It’s really impressive how she incorporates different materials such as steel, silver and willow into her work, and we are delighted to have lent a hand with this particular project.”
Emma Stothard, who was born in Hull, explained: “With the Mare being a permanent outdoor display, I needed to have it protected from weathering and other types of damage, and therefore required it to be hot-dip galvanized by Humber Galvanizing. Galvanizing also gives it a superb finish, making it totally suitable for an outdoor setting.”