I was intrigued by the image because I have been playing around in my head and in the studio with the idea of playing hide and seek with my oval forms. The project I am currently working on will have the pieces hidden behind a transparent curtain, but I wonder how they would look behind some kind of a structure, like what you see in this image of the cathedral.
It seems like just about every major monument that I saw in Europe had some sort of scaffolding around it. Michelangelo's David, the cathedral in Chartres, the cathedral in Bordeaux, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, etc. Then there's permanent structures that are kind of a scaffolding structure by themselves like the Eiffel tower or I.M. Pei's pyramids at the Louvre. There is something intriguing about a metal structure, even when it keeps you from fully seeing the work of art.
I suppose, by extension, it's not just hiding something, but it is also containing that object, somewhat like a prison.
Well, these are all things for me to think about, but I wanted to jot them down before I forgot!
P.S. Gwen is the one on the left in the second group photo. He's all grown up from the little boy I knew way back when!