While the shipped “Mesas” canvas was on its way, my client was pretty excited about the incoming parcel and gave a preliminary visit to the Jamestown framestore, putting his eye on something that would go well together with the canvas. Out of “Cherry”, “Dark chocolate” and “Pecan” styles he felt best about the last one.
We both had the tracking number of the parcel and were checking its location from time to time. Hoo-weeh, it cleared customs in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 3 days, but took its time in the wearhouse in New York, then to Albuquerque, before, finally, being delivered to Jamestown 2,5 weeks after the courier accepted it for shipment. Huh, air-fright delivery they are saying, right?
Well, finally it arrived, as you may see, in perfect condition, with all the screws in their place, untouched at customs. Yes, my client needed the help of a good electric screwdriver to open the “chest”. And then, voila’, the canvas found itself in a New Mexican home on a sofa! (slide above)
Right the next day the client took it to the framestore, and I had a great chance to express my author’s preference to certain frame options right there on the video chat. Both agreed on the “Pecan” one, so the order was placed.
In a week or so the enframed “Mesas” returned to the new home and were mounted above the sofa with indian rugs in the living room. (See below). And made a company to Armand’s (the client) portrait of 2016 in the “Kinkaku-ji” Golden Pavilion of Kyoto corner.