Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Pecking Away

Last year's thoroughgoing cruise through the house generated a daunting pile of fragile paper artifacts. I had been accumulating posters and minor works of art for decades. Next to textiles and baskets, work on paper is the most demanding to conserve.

From time to time over the last ten years or so, I had sent things along to permanent homes. What remained in the house was the stubborn core of a collection: too bulky to manage willingly, and too precious simply to discard. It's like managing a litter of puppies, I should think.

When I opened up the main physical storage folder, I was pleasantly surprised to find only four or five unresolved items. All but one went immediately to new homes that were eager to have them, and the last is in the stack that's headed to the framer -30-

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