Edizione Porcovolente

ADVENT CALENDAR
Bottom left corner of facade, windows closed
Central double door closed (25th December)
Complete calendar facade with all doors closed
Full width of top half of facade with all doors closed
Close up detail of bottom right corner of facade
Bottom left corner of facade, windows open
Central double door fully open
Complete calendar facade with all doors open
Right hand side of facade with doors open
Verso of calendar with support struts in the open position
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SIZE H x W (mm)
Date Edition size Medium Price
 
376 x 415 x 42
1999-2000 1 Constructed of mdf and wood, card and paper, 'gessoed' on the face with layers of Plaka (a casein based paint) and then oil gilded with gold leaf with small addtions of oil paint in a Venetian Turpentine medium, some areas of gold tooled with a punch. Brass hinges face mounted.The back panel of the calendar is hinged at the base to allow access to the interior. Each window has a recessed 'pocket' to contain the image which is held in place by a small strip of polyester. Images are collected from old christmas cards, wrapping paper and other seasonal items or made to order and are changed each year. The main central window is designed to hold an image a little smaller than A6 making it easier to select postcards as the source.It is intended that the doors can be opened in any sequence although traditionally the large central doors are opened on 25th December. [There is a symbol based numerical sequence painted onto the doors but so far it has not been used] NFS
1. Bottom left corner of facade, windows closed        
2. Central double door closed (25th December)        
3. Complete calendar facade with all doors closed        
4. Full width of top half of facade with all doors closed        
5. Close up detail of bottom right corner of facade        
6.Bottom left corner of facade, windowsopen        
7. Central double door fully open        
8. Complete calendar facade with all doors open        
9.Right hand side of facade with doors open        
10. Verso of calendar with support struts in the open position       Support struts are locked into open position at right angles to the back of calendar by a sliding mechanism that is also used to lock the struts flat to the back when the calendar is packed away