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University of Texas at Arlington 2017

Two Community Projects were undertaken: Interior work at the University Hospital Chapel and exterior work on a horse mascot.

In the Chapel, a half-dome in the ceiling, a sculptural piece, and the front of the altar were all gilded.

The University of Texas at Arlington horse mascot was entirely gilded and then had a chatoyant stenciled pattern (think something akin to spun centers). It was then be toned and waxed.

All work was done on site in genuine gold leaf using LeFranc slow oil size. The Chapel ceiling and top of the sculpture was done from scaffolding (not tall, but via a stationary platform with guardrails, etc.)

The ceiling and horse were gilded with patent leaf; there was a combination of patent and loose leaf on the sculptural elements.