Art is Fleeting

-Built to last.

-Indestructible.

-Eternal.

Three of these things don’t intersect with art.

One of the first lessons of photo school is how to preserve one’s work using archival methods. When processed properly, a photographic print can last more than a hundred years.

Sadly, there was little emphasis on making work that someone would want to see next week, let alone next century.

For this Florida beach sculpture, no conservator is needed.

The materials are certainly archival, but the finished work won’t require special storage. The component parts will soon find their way back to where they came from.

Art is fleeting. Enjoy it while you can.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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