The plaster having just set, I took the black paint with me to paint the base on site. It was extremely tempting to leave the plaster exposed (as shown in the bottom right image) but as much I loved it, it did take away the focus from the signs themselves. So I carried on and left just a glimpse of exposed plaster. The base was even better than I’d hoped, providing a strong structure and hinted just slightly at the handmade post itself. Taking the post outside to finish the final touches, I assembled the railway crossing structure, then added another direction, highlighting our real life options, the crossroads which we face.