Regular maintenance of your sculpture will ensure it will last for many years.
We seal most all of our sculptures with Spar Varnish.
"Spar varnish (also called marine varnish) was originally intended for use on ship or boat spars, to protect the timber from the effects of sea and weather."
Our latest project is a lighthouse bench. This project is a combination of function and personal interest. We strive to create art that provides a useful purpose, other then just appealing to the eye. In this case, the bench serves as a functional piece of furniture and the lighthouses feature solar lights so you can always find your way in the dark. We have dubbed the project “Safe Harbor” the lighthouse safe guard the way for any ship gone astray.
The lighthouses feature solar lights, which are the perfect combination that allowed us to make use of alternative energy while adding to the beauty of the project. Solar lighting has been the subject of much debate and discuss in the last few months. We knew we wanted to include them in some project but struggled to find a sculpture that married good with them. “Safe Harbor” is the perfect combination of functional furniture and art.
Safe Harbor project also gave us a chance to research another personal interest, lighthouses and maritime history. Michigan and The Great lakes are home to over 100 lighthouses along Lake Michigan, Superior and Huron. The region has always had great deal of maritime history. Lake Huron alone has over 200 shipwrecks, so you can see that lighthouses have long history in the area.