June 2020. I've decided that I am done renting. I'm getting too old to put up with the apartment life style.
It's time to look into being responsible for my own lawn and plumbing.
As I am slowing sorting closets and filling boxes. I keep eyeing the 2 safes sitting in the corner of the bedroom.
It's time to pass the contents on to someone else.
I have not been in contact with Penny for a very long time so I hope any one of the email addresses
I have for her is still active.
I am so happy to get a reply from one of the addresses I sent to.
I tell her I want to pass on the material that I have but maybe we can find a Dolcett museum
similar to that of Salvador Dal?.
I spend a good deal of time searching the web for a suitable place. I found none that were a building.
Just web page after web page listed as Dolcett Archives and The Dolcett museums. No actual structures.
I told her that since all of this material is mostly hers that I think that she should decide where it ends up.
I would continue looking unless she decided where she would like it sent.
A couple of days later she said that she had looked around and given it some thought and contacted
someone who she thought would be able to do more than just store the archives.
As it turned out the contact was still not a museum curator or gallery owner but someone who had a popular web site.
She gave me the email address and I began working with this contact to explain what I had, that he would
be responsible for and asked about his ability to scan and display the art.
Although this was not exactly what I had hoped for it seemed better than just letting the material site in my safes for eternity.
Penny emailed me asking if I still had the photos that Lee and others had taken of their sessions together.
That if I didn't need them for some reason she would like to have them returned.
I had not published all of the photos since many of them were very graphic and not specifically
related to the Dolcett themes.
I told her I would be happy to return all of her photos. Since the main objective was to pass on the art,
I never inteneded to pass on these personal photos. Also, returning the box of photos now made my safes
empty that I could use for my own.
In a short time we had arranged on the shipping and sharing the cost of transporting these heavy boxes.
While filling out the shipping form I felt that a heavy burden had been taken off my shoulders and at least
now the material was getting it's due attention.
Once the boxes arrived he emailed me about some changes he wanted to make.
He noticed that many of the unpublished works were unfinished. He would add a line here or there and unblure some faded areas.
I advised him against that. If the original works were altered then they were no longer scans of the original work.
I also gave him some information to challenge anyone who showed up at his door claiming to be one of the artists
and saying they wanted their material.
In the meantime I keep searching for that elusive gallery that has an interest in the artists.
I may not be looking wide enough into other countries.
Maybe I will delegate that back to myself on the day "I hit the lottery". LOL