Friday, October 7, 2016

Art paperwork

As I have said in a number of blog posts in the past, the art-life is not always about making art. There is also planning; sourcing of materials; and of course the before and after paperwork.

As part of my contract regarding the buttress root poetry sculpture I needed to submit a set of detailed drawings and installation plans for the sculpture; and a set of fabrication and installation costings.

The photo below shows what a set of art-sculpture drawings can look like.

©2016 Barry Smith - Sculpture design and installation drawings
The costings documents needed to include: a quote from me regarding my artist's fees; a engineer's quote; a metal fabricator's quote; a poetry CNC etching quote; and an installation quote. The photo below shows what a a set of costing documents can look like.

©2016 Barry Smith - Sculpture fabrication and installation costing documents
Art paperwork is an investment in the making of the art. This sculptural art work could occur sometime in 2017.


  1. It's not all beer and skittles.

  2. Thanks, Barry, it's important to be aware of all this paperwork. I agree with Jo.

  3. Hi JM & C - thanks for your comments. JM & C - so true - pity we can't spend all the time in the studio - but who knows if we did that we might get bored??? B.


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