Walnut Shell Blasting Bronze Statue

Walnut shell blasting statue of Avery Alexander: The Monumental Task Committee of New Orleans, LA recently restored the statue of Avery Alexander called, “The Crusader.” Avery Alexander was an important Louisiana Civil Rights leader who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he also served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1976-1999. Since Katrina, the statue had been in storage and in need of restoration.

As the video highlights, Walnut Shell blasting cleaned the statue’s bronze surface, and prepared it for a hot wax coating to National Park Service standards.  After the Avery Alexander statue had been restored, it was given a new base and installed at the University Medical Center in New Orleans in March, 2015.

The Monumental Task Committee (www.monumentaltask.org) is a non-profit organization that oversees the care and preservation of over 245 statues and monuments in New Orleans. Composition Materials was very happy to donate the Walnut Shell Blast Media needed for the restoration work on “The Crusader.”