Structural Conservation of Henry Moore's 1963-5 plaster working model for the bronze Reclining Figure: Lincoln Center
, at the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre
, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 2010.
During a 2008 gallery re-organisation by private contractors Moore's 3.65m high working model for the 1965 Lincoln Center bronze was severely damaged: a 500kg piece of the sculpture was broken off on impact after a forklift truck tipped over.
Contracted to structurally re-integrate the two pieces, I devised a method of joining them together that allowed for the safe re-erection and presentation of the sculpture, whilst retaining the possibility of reversing the intervention at a later date.