The piece pictured here (boxed teal) was produced in 2009. It is still as transparent and flexible as when I stretched it. These pieces have a great deal of resilience and stability. The only downside to producing work of this sort is their inherent fragility. They are tricky to transport, particularly during the winter months. As acrylics are a thermoplastic, they are susceptible to cold, and can snap and break in temperatures around 5 ° C or lower. Although very warm temperatures will render the film more flexible, and softer, the material has enough integrity and memory that even aggressive stretching will not alter the shape of the skin. These paintings maintain the usual degree of tack exhibited by all acrylics, and will attract some dust, though this can be lightly brushed off and is usually barely visible. I despise dusting, and rarely dust my paintings, and they look just fine.
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