Thursday, December 06, 2007

88 Pieces

Arrived back in Dallas late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning I jumped out of bed and started collecting all the paintings for Texas Clinic in one place. I printed out the wall layout, got all the paperwork together, and was ready when the installers (CAM Moving) arrived. They had made a pickup at my framers place first, and altogether there were 88 pieces.

We met at the building, and I placed all the artwork off my master chart. And everything fit where it was supposed to except for the four metal boxes. There was a big directory sign on that wall, so I relocated those pieces to the first floor lobby, where they coordinated beautifully.

I have to commend the installation company, Cam Moving, who did a fabulous job. There was one little hiccup which was quickly handled, and overall they were fast, extremely accurate, and professional. I've used other installers, but these guys were by far the best.

Looking at the installation at this point I would say that I could have hung less art. But the designer part of me was insistent, and my clients got a great deal for the money. It helped me to know that I had a fixed budget and a blank slate of grey carpet and white walls. The installation looks very much as I envisioned. It's great, and I got really good feedback, so far. The real test will be tonight when the building is reviewed by an elite group of doctors including the owner of Texas Clinic. Since this is the prototype for eight more buildings just like it, we all have a lot riding on it.

I was exhausted at the end of the day, even though I did little more than walk up and down the halls all day long. It's that this is the culmination of an entire year's work, and to see it on the wall and the project completed feels great. I have to admit that I'm proud of myself for pulling this off, it was a big challenge for me.

Inspiration of the Day: Completion


Joanie Gagnon San Chirico said...

Big congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I've been following the progress and its exciting to see the installation pics. You should be very proud. Great Job! You will surely get the other jobs as well.

CMC said...

We're proud of you, Robin. Hey, maybe you can take a little time off tomorrow, huh! :>)

BIG congratulations.


MMComstock said...

What a fabulous display, Robin. Drawn together by like framing, the work is so varied from series to series. You are totally amazing!

Well done, well done, wonderfully well done.


Walker said...

Thank you thank you one and all!