This mixed media "cat fish" was missing most of one ear.

The original ear was made of leather.

To imitate the aged look, I used heavy acid-free card stock, bent it to the proper shape,

and painted it to match.

I attached the new ear with a reversible, conservation-grade adhesive.


Melanie Brussat

Brussat Art Conservation, LLC
Jackson Heights, NY

Phone: (718) 704-4378