A follow-up on Scott’s post — I thinkthe Walker’smost visible conservation effort this year is definitely Spoonbridge and Cherry.I’mcompletelyfascinated by the process so I’ve beendocumenting itfor the past week or so.
Orange construction fencing was put up and the pond was drained. Where did the pond water go?
Then the surface of the sculpture was prepped for repainting.
Look at those gouges! The sculpture is made of aluminum and bondo, which is an epoxy. The artist used the bondo to create the contours of the spoon. After years of flowing water and environmental factors, some of the bondo had cracked and needed to be replaced. Hence the gouges!
More Spoonbridge and Cherry updates are on the way.