It’s not often profitable to point out the negative but conversely, it doesn’t do us good to hide our problems and pretend they don’t exist.
We have been making small improvements over the past year in the Blackwater Draw Museum and I certainly hope they continue. We began by removing decades of accumulated junk, hoarded telephone books, outdated flyers, broken appliances, broken electronics, food containers, etc. that accumulated in the backrooms of the museum. Now we begin a new phase. We are still extremely limited by budget but a little enthusiasm from students and a little guidance can go a long way toward making things better. Many thanks to those who began helping last year and who are moving us forward into a new era.
Much to everyone’s consternation, Some displays have lingered, unfinished, for 20 years. This level of apathy brings me actual physical pain but enthusiastic volunteers were found to kickstart a new look.
Unfortunately, I didn’t photograph this before we began but this is a couple hours into work. Tattered labels are removed, and a base layer of blue was put into the oceans.
Coastlines were repaired, poorly-placed elements removed, and color is layered on.
The artist not only repaired Cuba, Florida, the Canadian islands and lakes, but was so bold she added Iceland as well.
More to come as we move forward.