Hung the Sunburst gallery today
I added this setup to the show currently running at the Henion Bakery in Amherst, MA today. Though I did these paintings several months ago, this is the first time I’ve actually hung them as I intended them to be viewed. I’m pretty happy with how it looks. The display is about six feet across and high.
Creating the installation was a bit of a challenge in itself; based on the Munsell 10-step hue wheel, I needed 3 concentric rings of steps 36° apart, and they needed to be spaced far enough apart to not overlap. I mocked the installation up in Adobe Illustrator, calculated the scale, used a piece of string marked with the centerpoints of each piece along each radial line, used the printed wheel itself as a visual template for the angles, aligned the string along it and taped it down, then overlaid templates at the appropriate sizes on these centerpoints, placed supporting tacks underneath the templates, and then finally mounted all of the pieces.
It was actually the first time I’d mounted this particular installation. It’s nice to see it up. I’m planning a lot more work exploring the concepts in these pieces.