Thursday, July 21, 2011

Temporary homes

The Arcadia series of eight paintings is at last complete. Now with their wings attached they were finished but rather vulnerable, so some storage and transport solution was called for.
I acquired some large sheets of thick cardboard from which I made eight trays and eight lids, where, for now the paintings can sit snugly until they find a permanent home.
Two have been selected as part of a special showing of my work at The Redleaf Gallery in Tunbridge Wells in September and when I last spoke to Nicholas Hills 'Arcadia 09' was to feature on the invitation. Meantime, I have cleared a space on a shelf for all of them, knowing they are safe in their own custom made, brown cardboard boxes, and I can move on.