Cement

DEFINITION

1. A building material made of lime, silica and alumina. Can be surface-coloured or loaded with pigments for an all-through colour. Can be used to create outdoor sculptures. The sculptor will either cast his sculpture by pouring the cement into a mould made from an original piece in a softer material, or work the cement onto a metal armature or other armature from suitably rigid material using a variety of tools. 2. Any strong adhesive used to join or repair materials such as rubber cement or cellulose cement.<br><br>A powdered substance made by grinding calcined limestone and clay, which can be mixed with water and poured to set as a solid mass or used as a binding ingredient in mortar or concrete. Sometimes called Portland cement after an important early site of its manufacture.(pr. s&#601;-MENT)A user should wear an appropriate dust-mask and eye protection, or be very effective in preventing dust from damaging the workplace&#39;s atmosphere.Examples of sculptures using cement: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), Bust of Madame Renoir, 1916, polychromed cement, Mus?e d&#39;Orsay, Paris.Giovanni Anselmo (Italian, 1934-), Torsion, 1968, cement, leather, and wood, 52 inches x 9 feet 5 inches x 58 inches (132.1 x 287 x 147.3 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.Jackie Winsor (American, born Canada, 1941-), Burnt Piece, 1977-78, cement, burnt wood and wire mesh, 33 7/8 x 34 x 34 inches (86.1 x 86.4 x 86.4 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.Cement may also refer to substances that harden to act as an adhesive; glue, or to glue.(pr. s&#601;-MENT)Also see aggregate, plaster, sand, and stain and stain removal.

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