Monday, April 26, 2010

Weathering "Place"

Well the three pieces for "Place" have been outside on the macadamia nut tree for a few weeks now and have experienced plenty of moisture and rain. I wanted them to 'age' a bit or 'weather' before they were hung for the exhibition at Lucas Parklands so that they didn't look shiny new in the rainforest.

I did think however that I didn't want them totally wrecked by June either, so I retrieved them over the weekend.  It was funny - the moss on the tree had started to grow onto them and I also found a little skink (lizard) living behind one as well.

Here is how the weather is affecting the calico - interestingly the rusted fabric has toughed it out so far!  Some of the rusty bits are leaving nice stains on the back but not on the front yet. I'll ponder a bit longer about whether I'll pop them outside again for a 'top up' before June.


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