Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Commission: World's largest golf ball?

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

Geoff has finished painting the first of two large metal floats which will serve as signs for a local golf course. The float was painted with metal marine-grade paint so it will stand up to our local Maritime weather.

These old metal floats/buoys have an interesting history. They were originally fabricated in WWII and used for mooring convoy ships before they carried supplies to Britain. They also held up the submarine nets that protected our harbors. More recently, they were utilized by the aquaculture industry to anchor cage sites.

While it may not be the world's largest golf ball (apparently that designation belongs to a ball residing in Taylor, B.C. ), it's still pretty big and will hopefully serve its owner well :)

This isn't the first metal float painted by Geoff. You may remember another one on display at Kingsbrae Garden a few years ago. That one now lives at our studio.

If you happen to spot one of these metal buoys washed up on shore - contact us and we will put it to good use.

Have a creative day!

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