I’ve spent the day trying to solve display issues for tomorrows installation of Barbie Redux. This was much harder than I anticipated. There is a lot of work in so many varying styles, that a cohesive presentation is quite a challenge. Some people actually used hot glue for some of the work which is about as weak a glue there is, especially for a window display during southern California heat. I recommend never using hot glue for fine art. Its really best reserved for temporary craft projects for holidays or the like, but for permanency it has got to be the worse adhesive. Something like E6000 which will eventually deteriorate in say ten years, but is reasonably stable depending on what it is used on would be a much stronger alternative for object to object. Apoxy sculpt or Magic sculpt works great for heavier things. ANd ultimately for attachment purposes no glue at all is best for longevity and permanency. That means nails, or locked in type construction like “legos” or “lincoln logs.” At any rate, I have what I have and I aM going to do the best I can.
I convinced my hub to come with me to help with the heavy lifting, I’m weak with that and also with solving technical kind of problems, so BAD at math and calculations, I am a RIGHT brained individual, in truth right brain invaded left brain long ago so right brain is almost all my brain. Can’t do math and do not understand why north isn’t right in front and above me always. Hey, we all have our weaknesses.
Barbie Redux is going to be fun, its a unique kind of exhibition in many ways, solving the commercial aspects of Barbie with artistic expression, taking Barbie to an art form, an interesting task.
ironically, the tv in our living room where I was setting up the display for problem solving, had a show about a bachelor who likes overweight women. I have to say it bothered me that so many of the women seemed desperate. They were all pretty, and what about personality, and heart and values, still they clearly do not accept themselves the way they are and feel like any attention is a big favor. I found that sad and hard to watch. Maybe some were too young to understand about dignity. I really can’t stand any of those dumb bacherlor and bachelorette shows, So stupid that bachelorette sucking face with every single guy, kinda gross if you ask me and still kinda gross if ya don’t.
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