Like many art galleries, KWAG is always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and use limited resources wisely - this recent plinth restoration for ‘I’ll be your Mirror’ is one example of that outlook in action. Rather than build new plinths from scratch for @erikadefreitas416’s installation, we borrowed a set of damaged plinths from Cambridge Art Galleries @idea_exchange, which our preparator @shannonmuegge painstakingly transformed into newly functional, exhibition-ready pieces. The plinths were flipped upside down and an oversize, mitered piece of freshly cut MDF was glued to the chipped and damaged bottom of the plinths. This was to become the new exhibiting surface. The corners were built out using an automotive sculpting product. The ‘orange peel’ texture of the plinth surfaces, caused by their many coats of paint, was skim coated with wall filler. As a result, Erika’s beautiful sculptures are shown to a professional standard while saving these old plinths from the landfill. Recycling works! #preparatorlife#plinths#recycling#adaptivereuse#greenmuseums
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