Large scale installations by Alexander Devereux for a sculptural parks in the North East of England, inspired by famous bridges in the region, were fabricated from Tricoya, a specialized MDF for outdoor use.
Devereux used Tricoya MDF on several projects. Unlike ordinary MDF, which is susceptible to swelling and breakdown even from ambient humidity indoors, Tricoya MDF has an outdoor useful life of 50 years, owing to its treatment with the acetylation process. Mounted outdoors as well as indoors, Devereux's works can be seen at England's Cheesburn Sculpture Park's permanent collection; and at Broomhill Sculpture Park in North Devon.
Devereux modeled the pieces after the original 19th century ironwork, drawing inspiration from the rivet patterns, which were both utilitarian, and decorative.
40ft Riveted Beam Broomhill Sculpture Park, North Devon MDF Tricoya, plaster, paint, iron powder, concrete
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