We’ve been in our current apartment for almost three years. When we first moved in, we dug through my old art homework and hung a series of rough sketches as a placeholder on the dining room wall, fully intending to replace them with “real” art when we found the right piece.
And, here they are, still unframed and hung with binder clips. They’ve been affectionately dubbed “The Robots” in the meantime; everyone loves them, and we’ve never found the right piece to replace them.
We tried a large mirror, but liked it better as a floor mirror in the hall; we acquired new smaller works over the past four years, but none suited the large span in the dining room quite like the robot series.
The bots, unfortunately, are on their last legs. Spring is coming, and with it open windows – the breeze through the house always ruffles these guys slightly, and at five years old, four years on display, the very non-archival newsprint is yellowed to a crisp. One good gust could do them in, and they certainly wouldn’t handle storage or moving from the wall.
I was feeling a little melancholy about their inevitable destruction yesterday, and snapped a few pictures for posterity. Maybe one day we’ll get all meta and print large hi-res reproductions; more likely, we’ll just move on.
What do you have around your home that was meant as a temporary solution, but became embedded in daily life?
image credits: Union Jack Creative, feat. Jack + The Bots