Dismantling the Coventry Dresden Towers

IMG_1810Well the towers are no more and the lovingly (and expensively) made construction has been consigned to the scrap yard of art though much of the wood has been salvaged for re-use on another project. The prints however are safe and sound.
None of this take down would have been possible without the intervention of Roger Medwell Chair of Culture Coventry , see above, who came to the rescue when the cathedral would not assist. Roger, his son in law Gary and assistant James came to the cathedral and spent 5 hours painstakingly dismantling the towers, allowing me to take down the framed prints and change the fixings so they can be shown elsewhere in a conventional form. Coventry has an extraordinary champion in Roger Medwell, the most can- do calm, good natured and helpful of men. Whilst we were doing this work, Bishop Christopher came by and in his usual generous way told me how valued the piece had been and also commented on how if Roger was in charge, the job would be well done. It was and a massive vote of thanks and relief from me……

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