I am pleased to announce that I have signed a contract to show with Lynn Hanson Gallery in Seattle. I've added a page to my "About" tab of my web page. Hopefully I can add a few more galleries out of the Puget Sound Region in the near future.
I occasionally am asked about how a pack and ship my work and thought I would document my process.
In this day and age, with the cost of shipping you need to be resourceful and be able to keep things lightweight. Decades ago, I could send a suitcase sized wooden crate anywhere in the USA for around $5.00-$7.00 each way using UPS. Those days are long gone. It doesn't help either that UPS and the USPS are not that thrilled with shipping art in general
Here is a step by step execution of Diligence, an new piece I've been working on. It is intended to go to Claremont California for the 11 x 11 show at the Square-i Gallery. Sorry for the blurry cell phone shots.
Here's how they start, simply MDF skinned over plywood. The corners are cut and engraved MDF as well. The "scres" are 1/4" hardwood plugs with a Phillips head screw pattern engraved.
I created an engraved and cut insert to fit inside the fram...