Lavori Tenuti Bene

Lavori Tenuti Bene translates from Italian to both 'well-kept' works as well as 'well-held.' To realize these works, I rolled acrylic paint onto the canvases and then, while the paint was still wet, wrapped them in plastic sheeting as if they were being packed up after an exhibition. This order of events effectively turns the act of packing an artwork—normally done to prevent anyaesthetic changes—into a means by which the piece is created. The canvases are finally installed on the wall by means of only the tension from two lashing straps.