Crack (part 2)
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
The art piece that I made for the advertisement agency in Dusseldorf (see here in case you haven’t read part 1 and wonder what this is al about) is hanging on the wall. I took the separate parts with me on the train, which probably was the most difficult part of the job.
In the office I assembled the parts, repaired the pieces that were damaged, built a frame, painted it and hang it on the wall.
I took me a day and it was a pleasure to do it. Especially because the result worked out even better than I hoped. At the end of the day there was a beautiful sunlight moving over the letters, making it clearly readable for a while. After the sun had set I could still decipher it, but I guess that most other people will not, as was exactly what I hoped for.
The thing looked a bit like a modern version of hieroglyphs. That was never my attention, but as a fan of Egyptian art I gladly took that as a good sign.
I think this is the first time I sold an art piece and that made it a pleasure to do this job. Well, actually I didn’t really sell this art piece; I made it as an excuse to get an other job: painting sayings of employees on other walls in the office. That job is also almost finished; I have to work one other weekend to add some details and a few extra sayings, but the real work is done. I have no pictures yet, but when I get them, I will post them, of course.