Sadly, many of the elegant structures and bridges in the Wissahickon have fallen into disrepair. Litter and dumping has been a problem for this environment from before I can remember and now a new level of neglect is starting to take hold. Once relegated to concrete abutments and train yards in town, a number of vandals have moved their campaign of blight into the our parks. Spray tagging is beginning to appear on many of the stone walls, steps, foundations and natural surfaces along the creek.
It occurred to me some time ago that the techniques I provide for my clients, if modified, would be a perfect way to restore the landscape.
This year I decided to put that idea to work.
Ironically when done correctly, faux finishing is impossible to detect and so my efforts (unless pointed out) disappear into the scenery, This is of course my goal, but it makes promoting the project unusually difficult.