Techniques

Guess who uses the same system as I for installations pinned to walls! My idol, Jim Hodges, as seen in this video promo for Hodge’s exhibition at the Walker and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Still from Jim Hodges, Give More Than You Take, filmed and edited by Ted Forbes.

Still from Jim Hodges, Give More Than You Take, filmed and edited by Ted Forbes.

To simplify the installation of my ribbon texts, I lay poly sheeting over the ribbons and outline them in permanent marker. I use the sheet to hold the work in place for transit and storage, and as a guide for installation. It’s something I figured out after installing the hard way several times. It’s neat when a method is validated via use by an artist you admire.

PreparatorCraft: Poly sheet guides for installations pinned to walls

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