Last week I promised to show you the mounting system I created for my wall piece Moody Blues. First I cut four pieces of 100# acid free card stock to fit inside the base units. I marked the card stock so that I could position the hole punch accurately.
I used the hole in the card to mark and cut a hole in each of the base units, then mounted an eyelet in each. Here are the four mounting units completed.
There is a mounting unit at each top corner and at the fourth and seventh square along the top. The eyelets slip over large headed nails in the wall to hang the piece. To ensure that all the nails were the same distance out from the wall, I made a guide from two layers of book board glued together to get the right thickness.
I also used painter’s tape and a Sharpie to mark my four foot ruler so that nails could be placed accurately.
Everything went well with the mounting. (I took along some removable poster tape just in case things didn’t, knowing that I would have to replace the parts I used it on since the tape is not acid free.) And, now that the show is up at The Hand Wave Gallery —official opening is this afternoon— I can show you the picture David took.
The work measures 104 cm on a side (41 inches), and is about 1 cm thick (just under a half inch) measured at the dark blue squares where eight layers of paper come together.
I haven’t mentioned it for a while, but I am planning another Advent calendar. I spent most of my work time this week folding paper since this year’s theme is Enclosures. Here are a few of the models I made.
Advent posts begin this Saturday, December 1.
In book arts news:
Atlas Obscura has published an article called Secret Libraries of London. You can read the piece no matter where you live, but if you live in London, or are visiting there, you might want to visit some of the places mentioned. Here’s an image of one of the treats available for view.
Also in London, at least until Christmas Eve, is an exhibition about paper.
Mounted by the Japanese paper company Takeo, the exhibition has been doing a world tour. If you can’t make it to the exhibition, you can at least visit the show’s website for slide shows including images like these.
For those of you who might possibly get there, here’s some visitor information.
And now, back to folding paper. ; ]