Restoration of Ilan Averbuch’s “Endless March”
We have successfully completed the restoration of Ilan Averbuch’s “The Endless March” sculpture. Previously installed in 1991, “The Endless March” was part of Brock University’s Lutz Teutloff collection; however, due to severe wood rot, the sculpture was eventually moved into storage. 10 odd years later, 13th Street Winery president Doug Whitty reached out to Brock staff and Averbuch in the hopes to reinstall the sculpture for public viewing. With the university and artist’s approval, Doug reached out to friend and carpenter Murray Theissen, who later assembled his team of Abu Kamara and brother, Robert Theissen to assist him in the restoration process. Staying true to the original design, the adapted Averbuch piece is constructed from 6×12 Douglas fir and pinned with 3/4″ diameter wooden pins.