Deinstalling: The Sad Part

Deinstalling, Exhibition, First Site, Installation, Wall

Now we come to the sad part.  Saying goodbye to another artwork.  I pulled out the nails, collected all the wool, peeled off the vinyl and then I painted it (at length) back to white.

Covering red is a struggle!  It took two coats of grey and I can’t remember if it was 2 or 3 coats of white – it is a blur of sore-back and watching-paint-dry, literally.  Line Drawing Extrusion now lives on as photographs.  I actually slept badly the night before I painted over it.  I was worried about losing it forever.  That anxiety doesn’t usually go away until about halfway through the painting-out process.  But at that point, I start to get excited about the next thing I can cover a once-white wall with.  And I will be sending red to the backburner for a while, it’s pretty high maintenance.

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