Monday, 11 June 2012
I stopped doing these pictures when I came to realise that over the years two things happened that were affecting the finished works. Over time, the scorch marks made by the soldering iron gradually bleached out, especially the lighter tones. I found that even natural daylight was doing this. The other thing that became a problem was that the birch plywood became darker as the years went on. Some of my earliest works had disappeared to a shadow. Couldn't find a solution for this problem, other than locking them away in a dark cupboard.
Pity about that, as they were so unique.