(I say that to myself after finishing every work – not that it’s bad – just that I know I can do better!)
January 23 2017 – Getting your artwork to the exhibition venue.
This should be easy. I’ve done it numerous times……but not like this I haven’t.
This new work measures approximately 130cm x 120cm x 15cm. My work is sometimes a little difficult to measure due to it’s dimensional nature. Plus I decided to paint the inside of each magnificent circle with a product which helps give it a little more stability. Don’t forget every circle has been squished under the machine! I want them to stand tall and proud.
Even attaching a rod pocket was a dilemma – I broke one needle in the process. As the circles are so dimensional on the front, the back of the work poses different problems – there’s not a lot of places to actually stitch.
I’ve learnt to use glue, double thread to stitch and this time double stitching due to the weight of the work. Also attached D rings in case the gallery feels they may be a more appropriate hanging method. Falling is not an option.
Solution: have a box made so the work can lie flat and use a courier service to collect from here and deliver directly. No, it’s not cheap, but I’ve spent the last three and a half months working on this almost daily and I want to ensure it arrives in pristine hanging condition.
The work is entitled Skin of the World after a quote by Sonia Delaunay ‘Colour is the skin of the world’. It will be exhibited at the Golden Textures Exhibition at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery in Maryborough, Victoria from 18 February 2017 to 26 March 2017.