Saturday, January 13, 2007

Roofing and Catalog

It's been more than a year since the end of the reconstruction of the house after the fire. Naturally the "brand new" roof is now no longer under warranty. Naturally, there is now a tiny leak. Naturally, it is where we'd had past problems that were finally fixed before the fire. Fortunately, we have a great friend ready and willing to help. Image, Stephen Chesley, an internationally renown artist and my mentor, climbed up the 32' ladder with Alex, a staple gun, extra shingles, and all the other supplies necessary to make the repairs. They really made me nervous when their legs were hanging over the eaves.

I've just finished the catalog for the Archeology Project. All 110 textiles have thumbnail images and description. All the primarily paper pieces, except the "Imaginary Text" sheets also have thumbnails and descriptions. It is ready to go.

Oh, how did Steve and I repay the favor to Stephen for the roof repairs? We used a long saved, hand silvered and patinaed moulding for one of his recent oil paintings. Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Ed Wimberly, and David Yaghjian are having the annual exhibition of new work coming up at the end of the month. One of the most amazing things is this is number 10,449! Okay, he's been creating work for over twenty years, but that's still about 500 finished, cataloged pieces annually! Stephen is amazing....and today he was a roofer!

1 comment:

Richard Boles said...

You're very lucky to have friends ready to lend a hand. There are some problems that can be dealt with just a few repairs here and there; that's true, and I hope you won't have any other serious damages after this one. Roofs are the most exposed parts of any house, so you shouldn't wonder if a new one will wear out very soon.