Week 5

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Working in the Parsons Lab, consulting conservator of textiles Patricia Ewer (left) and intern Clara Gonzales (Georgia State University) wrap mount for Cosmic Man painting.  The aluminum honeycomb panel will provide lightweight rigid support.  Is is first covered in low-loft polyester batting and cotton show fabric.

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Conservator Patricia Ewer stitching painting to wrapped support panel.


Stitching edges of painting to secure to rigid support panel.

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Conservator Patricia Ewer demonstrates stitching to intern Clara Gonzales.

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Stitching with curved needle, avoiding areas of painted design.

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Conservator Renee Stein leads tour of Pop-Up Lab for visitors from Spelman and the Atlanta Children's Museum before public program.

Week 5