Flashback to 2015...I rented a boom for a week to figure out how I wanted to restore the cornice. How to scrape, sand, prime and paint were all on my agenda. What materials? What strategy? What color?

I decided to test in an area invisible to the public and see how it survived the winter. There were a few magical moments that made me feel invisibly supported. For those of you who do this kind of work...I know you will understand: I was anxious. Even when you have microscopic analysis, it’s not easy to get it right.

More later…