i haven't transported paintings for years. 20 years ago i had some wonderful crates built. they travelled a lot. over the past 15 years i've been working mostly with textiles and there is an ease at shipping off or travelling with textiles. for years i thought about getting rid of my crates - giving them to someone who will use them, but it never happened. so, this, the smallest one has been dug out of the basement, freshened up and will be put to use tomorrow when i fly to halifax.