Etching, another view of the viaduct, Hanwell.
I will be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair coming up next week at Hampstead Heath with Artichoke, 20-23rd June, and at 83 Kinnerton street Knightsbridge from the 19th (opening night) until the 3rd July. Hope you can make it!
Life is energy, and energy is creativity. And even when we as individuals pass on, the energy is retained in the work of art, locked in it and awaiting release if only someone will take the time and the care to unlock it.
Holes in the pages of medieval books are common. They were easily made (by the parchment maker’s knife), as in this wonderful case. Fixing it by stitching the hole together with strings of parchment is also common: parchment makers did it all the time, leaving behind “scars” on the page. What is totally unusual, however, is the repairs seen in this 14th-century book in Uppsala, Sweden. The damage is repaired, or at least masked, by good old broidery. It was done by the nuns who purchased the book in 1417. It is delightful to think that they took the effort to make a medieval hole disappear by replacing it with patterns like this, made up from pieces of silk in the most vivid of colors.
Pics: website of University Library Uppsala. More information about the preservation of this manuscript here.
Up and running: ventilation in the processing room, spray booth being built to the right. two snuffles to go - one over the litho press and one over a table and down. Then - need to set up passive airflow and venting is complete.