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Gallery - The Lady of Shalott


Before installation The Lady  of Shalott was dipped in molten zinc
Before installation The Lady of Shalott was dipped in molten zinc
"The Lady of Shalott" is 4.5m high piece of Public Art designed and produced by Anwick Forge.  It  consists of a pair of giant wheat sheaves in galvanised mild steel that form a staggered arch over the section of the new N1 cycle track that runs from Lincoln to Boston along the banks of the River Witham.
 
In order to achieve its bright silver finish, it needed to be dipped in a hot bath of molten zinc - a pretty tricky yet spectacular process.  Not only will the zinc coating give the piece its contemporary appearance, it will also provide it with excellent lonng-term corrosion resistance.  Over time, the silver will soften to an attractive dove-grey: Anwick Forge's ironwork most certainly does not have to be black.