Framing, packaging and shippingHaving made most of the work from reclaimed plastic packaging, not introducing virgin plastic into the process of showing and delivering the artworks (posting, framing, etc) is very important at ANDNAND. The following are some ways I am trying, with your support:
Custom/unique frames, if you choose to, will be made by the artist using reclaimed materials available at the time - it can be scaffolding board or previously damaged/used soft- or hard- wood. The wood will be reclaimed (cleaned/sanded/straightened) and the work will be mounted on acid-free mount board, with various options for a piece of glass cut to fit.
Glass, of course, shatters more readily than plastic in the process of delivery. There's even an artist making artwork out of that process. One possible option is that the custom frame is made to expect a piece of glass to fit but is costed and posted without glass to minimise packaging.
This is different from what we are used to: having lots of choices and repeatable results in repeatable timeframes.
Works are wrapped in paper and cards. Archival quality original artworks are wrapped in acid-free tissue/glassine, sometimes they have been used and reclaimed from the printmaking process.
In addition to posting as a method for getting artwork from me to you:
My studio is based in SE London, UK. We (the entire block) have an open studio once a year, it would be one way to minimise packaging if you are able to come and take work away on the day. This year it will be on Saturday 16 September 2023. Save the date.
I am also going to markets and print-fairs, which is announced on Instagram (@whereisfuture) and on the newsletter (sign up here). If there are specific work you like, I can bring them with me.
ANDNAND is also working with shops that are happy to host and sell artwork with minimal packaging to local collectors - where you can get the work right there.
This is different from what we are used to - getting things right here right now.