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.

3 comments:

  1. It's not all beer and skittles.

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

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  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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