Art and Science Together

DuPont News, March 28, 2012
“Revuelo” by Chilean sculptor Soledad Chadwick
“Revuelo” by Chilean sculptor Soledad Chadwick. The urban sculpture is made from painted steel and DuPont™ Butacite® thermoplastic and represents two birds dancing on water.


Chilean sculptor Soledad Chadwick won first prize in an art contest from the Chilean Safety Association (ACHS) with a sculpture featuring DuPont products. The sculpture, entitled "Revuelo” (Shuffle), which represents the image of two birds dancing on water, is featured in front of the association’s building in the city of Viña del Mar.

The materials selected for the construction of this art work were yellow painted steel and DuPont™ Butacite® polyvinyl butyral (PVB) thermoplastic sheet materials in a papaya color, which were laminated by Vidrios Lirquen, a Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) customer in the country. Butacite® polyvinyl butyral (PVB) thermoplastic sheet materials are tough, resilient safety interlayers used in laminated architectural and automotive glass.

"We are proud that our product has been selected by such a recognized artist in Chile and that the sculpture can be appreciated by the public. The qualities of Butacite® allowed the sculptor to found in this product all the features she needed to realize her design," said Mariana Marcón, senior sales representative, Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS) - P&IP Southern Cone.