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Lynne Sung
12-15-2017, 11:07 PM
Hi I'm new to this site. I work in paper making small sculptures and abstracts. I have a concern about exposing my sculptures to dust but I dont want to put them in acrylic boxes. I wonder anyone else has this problem and has found a way to solve it. Is there a spray that I can use to protect the works.

12-16-2017, 01:40 AM
Have you tried Tupperware?

Lynne Sung
12-16-2017, 01:48 AM
Im sorry I wasn't clear. I am thinking about how to display the work in a gallery.

12-16-2017, 05:21 AM
Hi Lynne,

Can you show an example of one of your sculptures, just to get an idea of what its about?

Lynne Sung
12-16-2017, 05:39 AM
Yes sure. This one is 80 x 90 x 40

12-16-2017, 06:17 AM
That is quite beautiful! Now I can see why you are concerned about gathering dust and such. I'm not sure about spraying it in general, as it would still gather dust, sprayed or not, and the paper would still be as delicate as it is currently. Really the only way to ensure yourself of total protection from the environment is a casing of some sort, acrylic or else.

And I guess that even a spray, no matter how subtle, would instantly alter the appearance somewhat as what a spray does is add some sort of layer on to the surface. It might add a positive nuance but it could easily do the opposite as well, and there is also the factor of time itself, what it does/could do to the pieces in the long run.

Lynne Sung
12-16-2017, 10:20 PM
Many thanks. Seems I will have to get acrylic boxes after all.