Daniel Gills sandstone carving of a manta ray named Swoop has been acquired by the Gold Coast. City council at the 2010 Swell Sculpture Festival. The two-metre sandstone sculpture is displayed permanently at Coolangatta Beach on the Gold Coast, QLD. Dry-Treat was chosen for protection and enhancement treatment.
Provides long lasting protection and warranty
Protection against damage caused by water and weather Minimal maintenance
Enrichment of natural color
The beach would be visited by many people that would interact with the sculpture, often staining
the surface with food or dirty hands
The colour of the Helidon sandstone needed to stand out.
Dry-Treats world leading, invisible impregnator, STAIN-PROOF and ENHANCE-PLUS was chosen.
The chemistry of STAIN-PROOF is unique. Specially engineered molecules which are hundreds of times smaller than competitor sealers penetrate much deeper into the pores of the material, where they then bond permanently without affecting the look or breathability of the material. This uniquely deep water and oil repellent barrier not only protect against staining but also structural damage caused by water ingress, freeze-thaw spalling, and salt efflorescense.
STAIN-PROOF also retards moss and mildew growth, and makes the surface quicker and easier to clean.
With STAIN-PROOF resealing every couple of years is not required. The project is backed by a standard, no fine print STAIN-PROOF 15-year performance warranty, when applied by an Accredited Applicator.
ENHANCE-PLUS provides deep enrichment of natural colour; hides scratches, efflorescence and imperfections; repels stains and soiling for easier cleaning; is able to make surfaces more resistant to acid etching.
Daniel was presented with the following for Swoop:
Gold Coast City Council Acquisition
Currumbin RSL Kids Choice Award
Jennie Neumann Emerging Artist Award
Daniel was presented with the following award for Majestic (a smaller sculpture exhibited)
Swell Smalls Gallery Peoples Choice Award