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Final patina of Dorchester Clapp Pear monument, (Johnston RI) and installation of artwork in Edward Everett Square

Once shipped back to America, the bronze sculpture was oxidized with a liver of sulfur patina to transform the raw bronze into a rich walnut brown color. Additional layers of protective acrylic were then carefully painted on the pear to protect the bronze and patina against car exhaust and other corrosive elements.

Marr Construction donated a crane for the final installation of the Dorchester Clapp Pear monument. After the piece was sited and final orientation determined the artwork was permanently attached to the granite base.

Image courtesy of Laura Baring-Gould Studios