In my last post I described an experiment in which I performed a scan of my living room employing a laser range finder. A radial pattern emerged as the range finder, mounted on a swivel, performed a circular sweep of the space.
It would appear that I have become infatuated with radiant things. Last year I was making fan shapes with mason’s lath. That little campaign, extending over the summer and fall, produced a lot of junk, but a few things did emerge that indicated a way forward. This is one that worked out.
Then I discovered plastic with its siren song. Mirror finishes, clear and colored transparencies, chunky opacities – it was and is wonderful. And while the spindle in the middle remains, many dynamics are different.
The game then is one of putting strips together, building up layers, fanning things out for a best relationship among elements and in terms of the overall shape of the wall. It can be a good exercise in choice, especially since one can take it all apart and start over.
The possibilities in strip creation are boundless. At this point I’m sticking with enlongated rectangles as the pieces don’t seem to need any further elaboration.
Compare the above to the below.
Many of the same elements and on the same spindle, but I lost the yellow and black strips and added some Victoria’s Secret pink. The overall effect feels more together.
One option is to lengthen the strips for a more spidery look.
The spindle itself can be an important part of the composition. Things are now makeshift in this department. In this example the mount is visible, but will likely be replaced with something bigger, rounder and shiny.
Another option is to pile on.
So, what would you put on a spindle?