September 25, 2003

Cataloging, Boxing, Crating

It's been a few days since the last post, all of them filled with mundane, yet important stuff needed to get the paintings out and off to their destinations.

First, the issue of naming. But this is too big of a topic, to be discussed later.

Second, pulling the work together into a catalog of information: names, numbers, dates, dimensions, photography (now digital)... and figuring out what goes where and how they get there.
Third, boxing the works on paper. I took a couple of days to get them to the shippers. These first three photographs tell the story of how the boxes go together. (And how they should come apart.) They're built tough, double walls, and lots of reinforcing inside them.

I sent them off via the U.S. Postal Service. It's a little unconventional, but they are reliable to the EU, fast and inexpensive relatively. Other shipping methods are upwards of four times more expensive. And everything I've sent has gotten to their destinations without incident (knocking on wood).
ANd today, the art handling company from Ft.Worth, "Displays Unlimited", are here installing the paintings into the crates and getting the work ready to ship out for the openings next month.
Cross your fingers!

Posted by Dennis at September 25, 2003 6:37 PM

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