Today: a eureka moment! My studio has wonderful light—actually the best light our 130-year old house has to offer. But its wall space is limited. Worse, the ceiling isn’t suited to suspending work. This became a huge problem today becaused I want to suspend the twined clusters as a contoured mass, and wanted to know if that idea could work.
So I decided to transform our guest room into a gallery. Despite two dormers, it has a rock hard ceiling. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought to do it before. (Henceforth, the room shall be known as the Guest Bedroom Gallery.)
What I learned: finger-looped twine clusters are heavy and impossibly floppy! They have a mind of their own, and do not respond kindly to strong-arm tactics. Thankfully, my old friend—baling wire—came to the rescue. I snipped and twisted the wire into mini armatures that I tucked into the suspended mass of drooping things. That way, I was able “to lift and separate” (to quote from the old Maidenform bra commercial).