Last updated on December 2nd, 2011
FOR MY PARTNER’S BIRTHDAY LAST WEEKEND, I purchased a 300 pound, five-and-a-half foot tall statue of a Satyr. According to dictionary (dot) com, Satyrs “were woodland deities, attendant on Bacchus, represented as part human, part horse, and sometimes part goat and noted for riotousness and lasciviousness.” I placed him next the pool. Some close-ups of this horned and horny new life-guard, and what I’ll do to give him a not-so-new look:
The only problem with this statue? He looks new. To make him age rather rapidly, I’ll brush him with a 2 cups of buttermilk combined with 1 cup of yogurt. This, when brushed over a cement-cast statue, is supposed to create the pleasant patina of age in a matter of weeks, not centuries. Has anyone tried this aging-technique before?