February 17, 2019
Recently I learned of this career and it transported me back to my tour of the Louvre, many moons ago. I recall passing a room encased in glass to be visibly viewed by all. The workers were preserving antiquities and masterpieces of statues and paintings. I could have stood there for days watching them. My soul was happy as I became them and visualized myself gently chiseling and gingerly touching-up a nose as if performing surgery with the precision of a surgeon or a forensic reconstructor.
High-tech meets timeless craft in the Madrid workshop of Factum Arte, where they’re re-imagining the art of preservation. Efforts to conserve ancient architectural culture.
Had I only known as a child that this type of art/career even existed. But, I am not one to dwell on “what ifs!”
Abrazos y Besos