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  • Writer's pictureGordon R. Johnston

Jill Stanton's Loop + Tupperware Finish

If you’ve ever gone to a David Hockney exhibition you’ll always note the gallery walls are rarely painted white. David hates white walls behind the paintings; they make you see the edges too much.

When he was one of the Jurors for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition one year, the first thing he said was “Don’t paint the gallery walls white!” Previously, they had done that, so it always looked like a jumble sale - whereas if you tone that down - by adding a bit of colour, the edges are softened.

Archival hinging w. Japanese rice Paper and Wheat Starch.

I always remembered this - in design and in it’s application to Art placement, and now even extending to our picture framing practice.

Here, a small Jill Stanton work on paper aptly named ‘Loop’.

Maple Bubble corners attributed to the free-flow mark making of Keith Haring

As I have discovered over the last eight years, there is much freedom, discovery and growth when one is unrestricted to build and create for others who give full rein.

Art works sometimes speak and and things are pointed out to you when one wishes how to see in a clearer way.

You can teach the craft, the Poetry, not so much.


Archival Float on 3degree ground - Eames Moon - as work extends to become an object

Our 700 Maple Skinny w. Haring Corners in our Eames Blue ( incl. interior fillets + ground ) with a new -hand-finish aptly called Tupperware.

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