It's finally 2021, and given EVERYTHING that has been going on in the world, and especially here in the US, the blog has suffered even more than usual. The past five years have been busy for me, what with starting my own business, a couple of exhibitions, and numerous other crises seemingly at every corner.
But, hope springs eternal, and with the new year fresh upon us, I too remain hopeful and plan to be more active here on the blog.
With that, I thought I'd share one of the more terrifying things that happened in 2020, just to give you an idea on what's going on here in the Tulgey Wood. Not quite one year ago, Jan 14th to be precise, we had a pipe burst under our foundation, and the bottom floor of our house flooded. Which coincidentally is where the collection is housed. Fortunately my wife was actually in the room when it happened, and was able to get the water shut off before it rose too much, but it was pretty scary. More so for me as I was out of town on business and just had frantic phone calls to decipher what was going on.
|Flood waters in the lower level, filled with what will be forever known as 'Flood Mud'|
|This room needed a more aggressive 'flood cut', this is where the collection is housed. As you can see, both this and the previous room are empty...|
|... and stored in every room of the house, starting with the kitchen...|
|Main room today. Nearly completely put back in place, the bins you see in the front are to go in the barrister bookcases in the back left and back right of the photo. Then we'll be done in this room.|