Soaring gracefully skywards, Jacob’s Ladder is the latest addition to the spectacular collection of large-scale sculptures at Gibbs Farm, New Zealand. The farm stretches across a thousand acres of Kaipara Harbour’s dramatic landscape - the perfect backdrop for the 30 man-made monuments commissioned by entrepreneur Alan Gibbs over the last 26 years.
British sculptor Gerry Judah used 46 tonnes of square-sectioned steel tubes to create the dramatic curves of Jacob’s Ladder. Dulux Protective Coatings was tasked with specifying a system to create a lustrous, protective coating. They began with Zincanode 402 for a zinc-rich prime coat, Duremax GPE epoxy the intermediate coat and finished with Weathermax HBR two pack polyurethane.
The team at Auckland Abrasive Blasting & Coating Ltd painted the steel tubes before they were taken onsite to be assembled and stacked to 34 metres high. Gibbs Farm is subjected to harsh westerly weather, with strong winds bringing sea spray across the horizon. The winning Dulux Protective Coatings system provides protection from weathering and corrosion to maintain the sculpture’s immaculate finish. Click here for more specification information.
Dulux Protective Coatings were proud to be a key contributor to this project, ensuring this important artwork will be enjoyed by many future generations.