The last time my aunt and uncle visited, she (Bev) commented - why didn't we go ahead and get rid of those things. The "things" were two lampshades that she had cut floral patterns into. Over the years the paper had warped and even though they weren't the best-looking anymore, they meant a lot to us because of her.
That's the story that immediately came to mind when I saw this giant work by Andreas Kocks.
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