At home, I'm trying to make old construction look a bit fresher. I'm still slogging away at the tile-resurfacing project. It's slow going because the tape cannot be applied to wet surfaces. I've been listening to a lot of podcasts, because the work can be a bit mind-numbing.
And meanwhile, at work, we're finding ways to make brand new construction look historic. This is meant to represent and exploded view of an interior of a two story New Orleans home, dating from the 1830s. It's hard to see in this photograph, but we've done all sorts of scenic paint tricks to get the house to look "lived in" rather than looking like some scenery that was just installed onstage last week.
This show will travel to Yale Rep later in the year, so if you happen to be in New Haven you can see it then.
It all seems very Sisyphean to me: making old stuff look new at home, and making new stuff look old at work.