Experimenting with various ways to hang my cloth pieces. Some need to be leaving me–however that might happen. And even though I’m happy tacking these pieces to the walls here and there, pinning them to curtains, draping them over furniture–if and when they leave me, I think they need to be ready to be “hung” in what we might consider a normal manner. My resistance to taking a piece this far–from start to “hung ready” is enormous. Something about the process feels like it limits the cloth, puts boundaries on it, creates limitations by the definition of “finished.” But still, I have to move some pieces — out.
I’ve experimented with different ways to hang cloth–as in cloth sleeve on the back with dowel inserted for hanging. I’ve scraped bark off of thin branches and tied the cloth to the wood. Now I’m playing with rebar wire and clothes pins. Clothes pins maybe, for some pieces, but not these. Here are two simply hung with rebar wire. The top of each piece has been overlapped, forming a sleeve. Rebar wire threaded through. The ends bent into mini spirals.
Primordial Soup is an eco-dyed piece mounted on two different linen liners. Measures 14 x 20.
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