East Anglian Galvanizing provided its specialist galvanizing service to artist Matt Sanderson to help him create a dramatic work of art for display at Bottisham Village College in Cambridgeshire.
Entitled the ‘World Tree’, the sculpture is an original design inspired by Norse legends and took 12 months to produce, using 3,000 metres of metal piping, with each element of the intricate sculpture crafted entirely by hand. Following construction of the 12-foot high steel sphere, East Anglian Galvanizing was appointed to undertake the process of galvanizing the entire structure.
Matt Sanderson commented: “As a hugely significant project for all those involved, it was imperative that we did all we could to ensure that, once completed, the work of art was protected from environmental elements such as the weather, and by galvanizing every inch of steel used to create the sculpture, East Anglian Galvanizing has ensured just that.”
The sculpture is the final piece funded by the David Urwin Arts Trust, which was established in 1998 to support the visual, literary and performing arts industry within the area surrounding Bottisham Village College, and which is being wound-up after more than 20 years.
Selwyn Parrish, Sales Manager at East Anglian Galvanizing, said: “We were delighted to be able to play our part in helping this project come to fruition and we would like to congratulate Matt on the creation of a stunning piece of artwork. We hope that our contribution will enable the sculpture to remain a focal point for students, visitors and the community for many years to come.”