[These photos were taken in my home, in different lighting conditions than will be present at the salon, but it will give you a good idea of what the sculpture is like.]
Abstraction is made of wet-folded water color paper hung with brass hardware on a wooden base of maple boards and birch plywood. It measures 17W x 54L x 42H inches and will be hanging about 7-8 feet above the ground in the salon.
|Detail. Paper wrapped around wooden dowels and held in place by brass wire wrappings.|
|Detail. The Sonobe icosahedron.|
I hadn't done anything like this before, and the research and development process was quite an ordeal. I had to test fold a lot of different types of water color paper to get just the right look, and then made quite a few mistakes learning to create a billowing, wind-blown look. Soon there will be a blog post about the design process, including photos of the finished piece in place at the salon. For now, here are some additional shots.