I know I have been silent for quite a while.
THIS is what I’ve been doing! As the picture shows, we just finished installing it this morning.
By the numbers:
2 panels each 20′ wide x ~17′ high
two 10′ cpvc pipe sections per panel
50 mudded silk scarves per section
200 total mudded silk scarves
3 spools silk thread
~ 6 c black MI mud, ~3 c orange GA mud, ~1/8 tsp burnt umber pigment
12 ferrule and stopper sets
150′ of 1/16″ wire cable
minimum 240′ of 20 lb test monofilament
approx 10′ black duct tape
2-3′ of masking and clear duct tape
7 helpers (including one documentarian and one extremely capable, strong brother!)
and one wonderfully helpful and supportive husband who put up with all sorts of things while I was immersed in this project!
More pictures and details will follow soon.
7 Replies to “While I’ve been quiet…”
Gorgeous! And I expect it is even more so in person. Does the air flow create random movements?
That is the hope. Not much air movement while we were there, but then a lot of the scarves are still tight with static electricity. I’m hoping that with enough coffee and talk and body heat from the first floor food court, the silks will relax and really float.
Wish I could see it in person. What an enormous project – how wonderful for you.
What an undertaking – and a wonderful result!
Obviously you haven’t been twiddling thumbs at home.
Aunt Judy! You are awesome!!! That looks wonderful and you ought to go there and videotape the movements of the work then post it online so us far away folks can view it in action!
Judy …you are so talented. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Peggy
Thanks, Peggy! Glad you ‘stopped by’ to the blog and pictures!