Zn is found at number 30 on the periodic table of elements and is one of the most common elements in the earth's crust. It is a lustrous element that is found in air, soil and water. It is present in all foods, possess’ natural self-healing properties and tends to have a bluish silver appearance.
Zinc discovery is credited to Andreas Marggraf in 18th century Germany and is linguistically derived from the word “zinke”. Centuries before zinc was recognized as a distinct element, the ores were used for making brass and zinc. It is now often utilized in a wide array of modern day utility applications such as hot dip galvanizing and corrosion-resistant metal plating. For this reason zinc is also used outdoors and commonly found in conventional waterproofing and flashing applications.
The creative process begins with .22 gauge pre-patina zinc metal sheets originating from Germany in 1M sheets which then get cut, bent and hemmed to the specified sizes followed by the application of paints & oils.
For regular care & maintenance of the artwork simply use a dry soft bristle paint brush or compressed air to clear away any dust.