Artist's Back to Basics

Essential Storage Ideas Works on Paper

We need it all. From our precious creations to our expensive and much loved equipment, its all very important, essential, and vital for our artistic practice. For painters, printmakers and sculptors and those who draw, there can be quite an accumulation. For sculptors, in particular, clutter can get very serious. Imagine Rosalie Gascoigne’s storage area for all those wonderful found objects she had, just waiting to be made into a masterpiece. The home studio of Australia’s master sculptor, Robert Klippel, in Birchgrove had 20 rooms, including one for metalwork, one for wood work, and one for collage, each containing thousands of items on tables, benches and the floor. He moved amongst them, working in an infatigable way, to create his sculptures. According to gallerist and friend Frank Watters, Klippel would go into a room and work on a sculpture for a time, but then

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