Final steps ended on this big, wonderful, and challenging job. When all of the scaffolding, ladders, and painter’s tape was removed, it was such a joy to go through the entryway like it was a part of a house and not a job site. There’s a lovely duet between the size of the project and the jog in the floor plan before the second stairwell that the viewer is carried along almost like the secco fresco is the melody and the combination leaves the viewer somewhat mesmerized and enchanted. Secco fresco is a lovely art form, combing two of the oldest forms, painting and architecture, and is incredibly rare nowadays, but we are very grateful to have been able to preserve some of it.
At the bottom is a video to share the experience for what it’s like walking through this entryway. We are very proud with what we were able to accomplish and with how it looks, and we are thankful for all of the people who helped, and are very thankful for the home owners who allowed us to overtake part of their house for a time. We will miss you, Davenport, Iowa.