Final Preparations

With only a few days left before we were due to install the artwork we still had quite a few things to do.

Kath Howard and Jess Bent attached the grey frames to the images with a glue gun and staples. Unfortunately, the fixtures were a little loose but would be suitable to hang in the Council House during the exhibition duration.  If we were to make more framed images for requested orders we would pva glue the frames to the images, clamp them and staple them straight away to make them stronger.

We also needed four plinths which we asked Martin France, Fine Art Technician to help us with.  Martin did a fantastic job of the plinths in the limited time we had.

Maddy Crossley and Jess Bent made the smaller viewfinders to sit on the plinths using foam board, gaffer tape, reflective tinted film and grey paint.  Although these pieces were not as polished as the viewfinder and wall pieces, he did not matter as they would probably be handled quite a lot during the exhibition.

Maddy Crossley working on smaller viewfinders. Image by Kath Howard
Maddy Crossley working on smaller viewfinders. Image by Kath Howard
Looking through one of the smaller viewfinders. Image by Kath Howard
Looking through one of the smaller viewfinders. Image by Kath Howard

The main sculpture had quite a lot of finishing touches to be undertaken.  These included covering the base with canvas and painting it to give a cleaner finish and making the end rotating piece and attaching it to the main body with a cross frame.  Lee McDonald was a fantastic team-player and stayed all day – sometimes until 7pm to work on the sculpture and get it finished.  We were really happy with the resulting piece and were nearly ready for install.

Final preparations to sculpture - end piece in the foreground and base to the back left of the photograph. Image by Kath Howard.
Final preparations to sculpture – end piece in the foreground and base to the back left of the photograph. Image by Kath Howard.

 

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