Wolber's Gal

re: conservation conversations, art historical-cum-hysterical play-play

  1. April 1, 2014
    cragdavid: favourite smell/activity/texture in the labs? x

    dye-net:

    smell: wheat starch paste, though it’s also sickening, it’s nice to know there is generally a thing you can make to eat with cheap ingredients if need be. the smell of the small rooms along the hallway in that i’ve never really been into and have no idea what strange things happen inside. ammonia because i am self-flagellating

    activity: easy, working on something quiet & repetitive at the window seat watching all the smokers take a step outside the fence. decision-making and planning and scheduling things. taking off my lab coat / going for coffee with you

    texture: damp blotter. the edge of a bone folder. a scalpel blade when i remove it without pliers. the surface of my aquatint, like false velvet. sable and goats’ hair brushes and the japanese water brushes i forget the name of. the brush hairs i pick up with tweezers under a loupe from places they shouldn’t be. the heavy metallic callipers and clamps that are never used and maybe are lonely for me to touch. 

    perfect & beautiful 

    x

  2. February 22, 2014

    It’s almost this beautiful person’s birthday; Harriet is the most caring, gentle & nurturing friend i have ever had, she is my sister and i know she will deliver my babies for me in a water bath when she is a midwife; i love so much about her, the way she coos over poppy, the way she whistles when she plays guitar, i love it when she bounces/gallops around when she is happy, i love the way she squeezes me at work when its been a motherfucker of a day, and then i love being on our balcony with her at the end of it. 

  3. February 22, 2014
  4. February 22, 2014

    the beautiful ainslee

  5. February 18, 2014
    deep into the dark archives of the slave trade

    deep into the dark archives of the slave trade

  6. February 18, 2014
    dream job

    dream job

  7. February 15, 2014
    dye-net:

iowacitypast:

Student performing botany experiment, The University of Iowa, 1920s
Photographer: Frederick W. Kent
Source: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/7351

goooooood lab-coat attire, wolbersgal if you ever cut your hair you should dress like this 

Looks like a young Pnel? Always thought she looked kinda eerily 1920s-flapper girl-cum-chemist in past lives

    dye-net:

    iowacitypast:

    Student performing botany experiment, The University of Iowa, 1920s

    Photographer: Frederick W. Kent

    Source: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/7351

    goooooood lab-coat attire, wolbersgal if you ever cut your hair you should dress like this 

    Looks like a young Pnel? Always thought she looked kinda eerily 1920s-flapper girl-cum-chemist in past lives

    (Source: )

  8. February 15, 2014
  9. February 12, 2014
    2k14 myer-briggs quiz

    2k14 myer-briggs quiz

  10. February 12, 2014
    kitty litter angel
still trying to channel some karen dalton vibes, esp. since monday night’s viewing of inside llewyn davis; want to learn green rocky road with harriet and play loud on the balcony (our voices in off-on harmony out across sydney rd); can’t think of that film now though without thinking of the man i saw on my walk home, bow-legged white calves spread and genitalia facing me, at the base of a tree with fast & animalistic hand movements, i’d always said it wouldn’t happen to me, i’d always been the arrogant walker-home, the headphones in, ciggy dangling one that leaves early and climbs into bed first since then i’ve had a few shitty dreams where trees have twisted into leather binds and i’m not so lucky 

    kitty litter angel

    still trying to channel some karen dalton vibes, esp. since monday night’s viewing of inside llewyn davis; want to learn green rocky road with harriet and play loud on the balcony (our voices in off-on harmony out across sydney rd); can’t think of that film now though without thinking of the man i saw on my walk home, bow-legged white calves spread and genitalia facing me, at the base of a tree with fast & animalistic hand movements, i’d always said it wouldn’t happen to me, i’d always been the arrogant walker-home, the headphones in, ciggy dangling one that leaves early and climbs into bed first 

    since then i’ve had a few shitty dreams where trees have twisted into leather binds and i’m not so lucky 

  11. February 12, 2014
    11 variations of hand-toned ‘dirt’, western papers wet out and tinted and blow-dryed in a lab to mimic the pages of a manuscript from ‘88 (1888), a scrap of a thing shoved into the jacket pocket of a travelling composer, tobacco hairs and human hairs and skin grease. achieved with Winsor & Newton watercolours in Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, Terra Verte, in a combination so tedious I couldn’t record (‘one drop of Terra Verte left to slide down the glass beaker’)

    11 variations of hand-toned ‘dirt’, western papers wet out and tinted and blow-dryed in a lab to mimic the pages of a manuscript from ‘88 (1888), a scrap of a thing shoved into the jacket pocket of a travelling composer, tobacco hairs and human hairs and skin grease. achieved with Winsor & Newton watercolours in Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, Terra Verte, in a combination so tedious I couldn’t record (‘one drop of Terra Verte left to slide down the glass beaker’)

  12. February 12, 2014
    pin-pricks from awl on light box to replicate natural paper perforations from a slight of hand 

    pin-pricks from awl on light box to replicate natural paper perforations from a slight of hand 

  13. February 12, 2014

    Feb 10

    my treatment is leatherface, a dogs dinner, not just by my hands and that of some long dead composer (iron gall ink eating through, heavy slashes in a harsher nib straight past the fibres) but also the unsure hands of interns past. clumsy repairs and botched infills of quiet girls since january ‘12. pages all skin-like and some rotting textile for a spine (silk?) ‘no we won’t be going near that’, my dumb commands and tongue thick with anxiety as i do wrong thing after wrong thing until i’m on my back under the sun for a lunch hour. not all negative but hard to find the joy on monday morns which are constantly 

    TERRA VERTE

    BURNT UMBER

    VIOLET (=??)

  14. January 23, 2014
    Living a dream / corridors as grey and dust-free as my heart

    Living a dream / corridors as grey and dust-free as my heart

  15. January 23, 2014
    ffyesyes:

australia day is coming up

Conservators for Cook’s cottage secretly wetting their pants with pleasure i.e. chance to get $ for research into sacrificial coatings whereas I lie in bed and think about the ethics in removing politically-fuelled graffiti

    ffyesyes:

    australia day is coming up

    Conservators for Cook’s cottage secretly wetting their pants with pleasure i.e. chance to get $ for research into sacrificial coatings whereas I lie in bed and think about the ethics in removing politically-fuelled graffiti