So here is the maquette in it's finished form. This is one of the better pictures too, I found out that photographing plexi is a lot like photographing glass... hard. The working scale here is 1 inch to 1 foot. The frosted plexi squares are 2 in. X 2 in. So a working height of 6 feet hung from a 8 foot (from the floor) ceiling grid.
This is the foot print of the piece on the floor in tape. I know you can't really see it but I wanted to show this photo for the light in it. This is the light coming into the MFA space every morning and it is beautiful. I think that light in combination with lots of frosted glass will be spectacular, hell that box is going to glow. So here's the foot print without the funky angle.
The spacing of the columns was a problem on the maquette, I'm trying everything I can to make sure that doesn't happen for the final build. To figure that out, it's going to take another model. A "to scale" model at that. I'll be taking 2 ft. square pieces of cardboard and arranging them to figure out the best spacing. Keep in mind there will be "dead zones" in the grid from the hardware that keeps it together, I'm trying to hang the piece with that in mind. The final model won't be finished until the end of this week, and that's if everything goes smoothly for the rest of this week. I want to get some pictures of people standing around it for scale... maybe some of my classmates?
The specialty hardware I need has been ordered, the glass I need (that I had miscalculated about) has been ordered as well. The glass should be here at the end of the week, the hardware order will be filled in about 2-3 days with another 5-7 days for delivery. I'm working on having the polished glass reinforcement panels done by the end of this week, Sunday at the latest. The next batch of panels coming in will sandblasted, so not much cold working there.
Working with glass can be tricky, it's more practice than anything else. I have to keep in mind the Fiberwave video and bend with any changes that might come my way, there is a way around any problem. Gaming circles call this the "way of the water warrior", having a plan but being fluid enough to react to anything that can happen and to remain fluid through the encounter.