This blog doesn't have much to do with my paintings per se, but rather to document of how to mitigate a problem that shouldn't have happened in the first place.
The 2 pieces of paintings of dancing movements, which I had mounted in a float presentation are ready to be on public display.
I had alluded to my various attempts to try to circumvent the visibility issue of the hanging wires and finally settled on using clear fishing lines, hoping that nobody would notice them, or at least not mind.
Well, I was wrong, and I am wrong.
The curator takes one scan, just a glancing look, and says "Those lines got to go."
"So I have 2 D-rings on the back of the frame, perhaps you can use 2 wires to suspend the frame?"
Perhaps the curator is thinking of the hammered in sawtooth clips to have such reservations about sawtooth hooks. Whatever the reason, this is almost universal now for art venues to demand that accepted pieces must be ready to hang, and no sawtooth hangers are allowed. Along with no Styrofoam peanuts as packing material.
I can sympathize with the nuisance of dealing with styrofoam peanuts, I've chased a few errant peanuts myself, but there are sawtooth hangers that are screwed-in, and they should be as sturdy as D-rings, especially if the correct weight rating is adhered to. But, what do I know. I'm only guessing.
So I try to enlighten myself on the internet and see if I can find pertinent information regarding what ready to hang means.
"Ready to hang means that artworks must arrive with a suitable hanging system attached. This includes fixings such as “D” rings with cord or picture wire strung between."
My mission, should I accept it, is to fashion a device that is sturdy enough to hang my float and is hidden from the front view.
I am trying to make my hanging "hook" out of the existing D-rings. Perhaps this is one way to associate my homemade hook with the well accepted D-ring, so there is no second-guessing.