About This Picture
This frame belongs on an 18th century English painting, newly acquired by one of our museum clients. After stripping away years of grime and repairing loose decorative elements, Brian Gordy, Director of Gilding and Restoration, is preparing it to be gold-leafed. When complete the frame will be entirely refreshed while retaining the beauty of its age.
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Brian's work recognizes his longtime concern for the natural environment and wildlife habitat. "In recent years my paintings have progressed like a voyage in a small craft," said Gordy. "Namely a canoe. I am known for paintings of turtles. When I go into nature to look for them, I find erosion caused by fast flowing rivers that have exposed root networks of different trees. They lace over one another and provide well-hidden habitats for turtles, muskrats, ducklings, and smallmouth bass. The intricacy I find there is endlessly mysterious. At times my unexpected fascination with these places has distracted me so thoroughly that my canoe has actually bumped in to the turtles I thought I was looking for." Brian's works will be up until May 2nd.
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