Subject: Paintings on newspaper.
I am a visual artist, currently doing a series of paintings on newspaper and other extremely fragile discarded paper. I use water based paints and very inexpensive materials such as chalk and earth for pigment. It will be difficult to preserve these works, and their fragility stands in the way of their being sold. I would be grateful, in the case of newspaper especially, if someone could advise me on very low-cost conservation methods. I am interested in the interplay between accepting a relatively brief lifetime for the works and the concept that very fragile things can last unexpectedly long with proper care. Among many things that I may not not be aware of, I'm interested in ways to keep surfaces fairly matte while protecting them from the harmful effects of UV, light, harmful RH levels, etc. I am also interested in mounting them on unrefined, natural fabric--flour bags, probably--and would like advice on adhesives and techniques for that purpose. I would be most grateful for your thoughts. Trevor Burrowes *** Conservation DistList Instance 15:33 Distributed: Friday, October 19, 2001 Message Id: cdl-15-33-018 ***Received on Wednesday, 17 October, 2001