Art Conservation & Restoration

Our job is so much fun when we can vibe with our clients about artwork. Everyone has their own tastes, and it's important that our clients choose artwork that suits their home. But when we're totally on the same page about art picks with our clients, it makes everything so easy!

One of our clients in Dunthorpe recently picked up an insanely cool Lars Hawkes block print while he was traveling. It had a bit of water and rust damage from improper storage as well as needing the top and bottom frames replaced.

I have been screen printing consistently since college, but I hadn't used any of my restoration or conservation skills in a while. Ready to jump back in, I worked with a local fabric restoration specialist to re-hone my skills.

After about fifteen hours of very detailed stripping, cleaning and applying a few different applications to the delicate print, I was able to almost fully restore the timeless piece. This process was time-consuming, but so rewarding.

Take a look at the cleaned up piece below, and I'll try to dig up some photos of the piece pre-restoration as well.