10 January 2015
THERE IS A HOUSE in the inner city area of Redfern that has stood for 132 years.
It has a staircase that is made of wood. This wood is now old and worn and has been painted and stained and vanished many, many times.
It would be impossible to estimate how many feet have trodden up and down these stairs but the evidence of these journeys is present in the wear of the tread.
So this staircase needed a refresh. It needed some care and a new look.
And then a smart, articulate artist called Yiorgos said...”Why don’t you paint them fluro yellow?” “Why not!” was the response.
The paint was purchased but only after a long debate at the paint store about what was being done. (Everyone has an opinion.)
The stairs were scrapped and sanded and filled and sanded and undercoated and sanded and THEN FINALLY painted.
Not once, not twice but three times.
AND NOW there is a stair case that looks like its made of butter.