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The team of illustrators (left to right): Wim Gressens, Mike Carremans, Chris Vosters
Chris measuring a small glass object

Photos courtesy Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project. Click on images to enlarge.
by Marc Waelkens

Object Illustration: July 1-31 2007

The small team of illustrators consists of Wim Gressens, Chris Vosters (both third year students at the Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg) and Mike Carremans, who recently graduated from the same institution. Their main occupation during July was documenting the enormous amount of small glass finds for Veerle Lauwers' doctorate. After four weeks of drawing bodies, rims, and bases of glass vessels our "artists" were glad to hear that much progress was made and that they have almost completed their task. Veerle will complete the finishing touch on her doctorate this winter, so she has almost run out of glass for the team to draw. Between the three of them the illustrators have drawn and processed well over 3000 context bags, some of them containing as much as 150 individual pieces! All finds are drawn at a scale of 1:1. An interesting change of subject came when they were allowed to draw small ceramic finds most likely originating from the Bronze Age. To keep their sanity, they have organised rituals such as awarding a paper crown to the artist that finishes the objects assigned to him first each day and holding impressive Johnny Logan/Johnny Cash sing-a-longs.

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