25 Oct 19 by justatest
The story of the first fragment is over here https://artprocess.com/delaney/6964
View from above
Fitting the cover
3½ years later
Back to this after another long hiatus, a phase of inaction I seem to specialize in. The gesso interior is covered with a fine greasy layer of dust and cobweb. I think that I should work on the wire shell to try define that some more, before boiling up more gesso in order to clean up the inside.
The upper edge has been shaped and bolstered up a bit all round and I've added a fragment of rope just to see how it looks.
I'd used fallen cordilyon leaves around the previous (first) mattress fragment.
I'm close to the beach here where there's lots of wrecked wire lobster pots and strewn lengths of tattered rope used as guys for location buoys to indicate where the pots are in the sea, that have subsequently torn and then been washed up after a storm. Maybe I'll go and pick up a few more rope lengths and see if they can be used here.
To the beach
So I'll bring some of these ropes back and see how they look.
Added the ropes
I've applied a new gesso layer to clean it up a bit. Let's see how it looks when that, and the ropes dry out. Once that's done, I could almost be ready to begin with painting.