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It’s ready! And I am so glad.  Today I finished the last coat of undercoat then prepared and did 3 layers of top coat on the remaining four panels.  I’m not totally satisfied: the joints between plates of plywood are visible in places, despite my efforts, and there are occasional blemishes. I know I’ll have my work cut out to finish the piece once installed, but just for now I’m going to allow myself the satisfaction of enjoying the sensation of getting to this point. There were times in the last three weeks I thought it wouldn’t happen, when I had to force my tired legs up the steps to the kitchen one more time. I wouldn’t say I’ve really enjoyed the process; the work has been exhausting, quite repetitive and lonely at times.  But it got done, and I hope the result will be worth it.

Lars got a call from the freight man to say he’ll be there next Wednesday: after all the rush! Actually though, I think it’s a good thing that the paint has a week to set dry properly.  That way it is less likely to sustain so much damage during transport.  Still: Lars said his biggest worry is not the installation per se, but the transportation.  My next trip to Roskilde will probably be in a week, to prepare the sections before the freight man arrives. In the meantime I plan a little relaxation and a few exhibitions.  Jeff Wall, Peter Doig and David Hockney all at Louisiana at the moment…