‘Is the tape part of the work?’

Drawing, Folding, Fragment, Space, Wooden board

Grand plans, that’s what I had.  It was going to be the first of a series of works on wooden board and I already knew what I wanted to do.  But then came the suggestion ‘Is the tape part of the work?’
Gosh.  No.  It’s not…. wait.

Ah, the eyes of other people!  They see other things.  I had taped the edge of the wood to protect it while I was working with it.  However, as the tape is a vibrant blue, it played off the colours I was working with on the board.

(c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Is the tape part of the work? (detail view)
Acrylic and low-tack painters tape on wooden board

 
(c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Is the tape part of the work? (side view)
Acrylic and low-tack painters tape on wooden board

(c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Is the tape part of the work?
Acrylic and low-tack painters tape on wooden board

For the moment, it stays.  I think they were right.  It is part of the work.
Makes me giggle every time I see it though.

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