Above: Mark Clarke, former chief preparator
at the University of Oregon Museum of Art, often puts his framing and hanging skills to use at the family gallery.
We're lucky to have a fully equipped shop for the HDTS artists to use (only it's my shop, and it is always completely trashed afterward) and a preparator
who works for free (that would be me).
Although they are also dressed for manual labor, their age, "look," and general bearing suggest a whole new proletariat: the gallery preparator
, overeducated and underpaid.
Their side handles could be seen both as a nod to the preparator
(whose job it is to hoist and hang these artworks) and as an allusion to the handles on the sides of coffins.
He has worked at the art museum for 25 years, originally hired as an art preparator
at the museum shortly after graduating with his master's of fine arts in printmaking.
rex fossils unearthed till date, Kyle Atkins-Weltman, assistant fossil preparator
at KU's Biodiversity Institute, told Live Science.