Sunday, December 21, 2008
It's not until the two-metre wide Dangerous Career Babes paintings are taken down from the wall of my studio, where they're left to dry thoroughly for several days before being consigned, that even I appreciate just how big they are. It takes two big guys to lift the boards down and lay them on the floor for wrapping. I have become very pernickety about how my enamel works are packed. The surfaces are prone to chipping and scuffing during transport so moving the works anywhere is a job for art specialists. One of my early collectors, a tech' entrepreneur who was always moving homes from one country to another, had a custom-built timber box made to protect one of my enamel on canvas paintings, Dolores Haze. I don't go quite so far but I am happy to pay a premium for a competent international art removals company to handle my freight: the recent cost of shipping one 210cm by 160cm painting to Singapore was $A2,000, not including insurance!