Saturday, 21 May 2011

Shipping, Literally

My visit to Geraint also provided an interesting postscript to my blogpost about the Sea Garden show at Gallery Tresco that I wrote about here.

Geraint had framed the paintings for that show well ahead of time, and had also constructed very sturdy packing boxes for them to ensure that they weren't damaged in transit.

He took a photograph of these, shown above.

The paintings were then driven to Penzance, thence onto the Scillonian III over to the Scilly Isles. The transfer from the main island of St Mary's onto Tresco would have used an even smaller local boat.

Clearly a lot of effort is involved in transporting the paintings there. It is certainly worth it for a show in such a unique and beautiful setting.

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