Friday, April 6, 2012
Deinstalling: The Sad Part
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.