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Museum Backroom

StudioWith much grinding of gears, I switched over yesterday from an "art studio" to a "museum backroom" in order to dig into my collection cataloging project. Much dusting required.

Slid my worktable from my left side to behind me and spread out our folders of receipts and stuff for African art, which Jim started collecting in earnest in the mid-1980s.

Then set up my camera on its tripod in front of the photo tent.

This is an area where I've already taken lots of photographs. But wouldn't you know, out of the first 7 items, I had only one photo. Three of the items I had NO idea what/where they were and (Jim having wisely disappeared) had to go on a scavenger hunt to find them.

Other essential supplies, dusting cloth, tape measure, clipboard for notes, and a few Hershey's Kisses.

This will be a l-o-o-ng project, but enjoyable once I get the rhythm of it. Learning and thinking about tribal artifacts was a huge influence on Pablo Picasso and his Modernist pals, so... maybe it will influence me the same way... if I let it.

1.23.2009

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