New artis­tic depths for un­der­wa­ter spe­cial­ist

The Scotsman - - Perspective / Letters To The Editor -

A com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in com­plex un­der­wa­ter op­er­a­tions has taken on an un­usual task by team­ing up with a sculp­ture artist.

Sub­sea op­er­a­tions and man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany JFD Global, which is part of James Fisher & Sons, ex­plained that it sub­jected sculp­tures by Lon­don-based Steven Clay­don to max­i­mum-depth pres­sure test­ing at its Na­tional Hy­per­baric Cen­tre.

The project in­volved two large wooden totem-like sculp­tures be­ing im­mersed in the equiv­a­lent of 1,000 me­tres of sea wa­ter, with the process recorded us­ing un­der­wa­ter cam­eras and a pho­tog­ra­pher took de­tailed images of the ob­jects be­fore and af­ter the test.

The ven­ture was for the artist’s ex­hi­bi­tion at The Com­mon Guild in Glas­gow, which ad­dresses “the ideas of jeop­ardy and pres­sure”.

Martin Robb, JFD head of de­liv­ery, com­mer­cial ser­vices, said: “Our team is al­ways ex­cited to re­ceive-out-of-the or­di­nary en­quiries.”

0 JFD said it has ‘seen a lot of un­usual ob­jects come through its doors for test­ing’ over the years

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