Monday, July 11, 2011

Conserving Caro

Last week, I joined up again with Tracy Powers Objects Conservation team, and Lucien Shapiro, to restore a Caro sculpture in Healdsburg. The clearcoat layer that had been applied several years ago and in several layers was failing and creating a white/chalky appearance all over the piece. After many, many insane hours of using very strong stripping agents and scraping we managed to remove most all of the coating. We will be going back to seal the piece later this summer. It was once again, a very strenuous and tedious job, but had a great crew to help power through....

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