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How to be seen, but unseen?

Mount Making for a Flowing Ceramic Sculpture

How to be seen, but unseen?

Mount Making for a Flowing Ceramic Sculpture

As you can see from the pictures below, we were faced with a difficult installation. This piece is meant to float up a bit on one of its legs and this is what makes it very graceful, but what about defending against the “visitor touch?” We felt that it would need a mount for its safety as it would flout in the room in its own case and as such, it would be vulnerable to impact from passers by.

We decided to start with what we called a shoe or sole to see how stable it felt after. If it were to be stable, then we’d be done, if it needed more work, well, we’d have to add more tiny shoes under the other foot that touches down. The shoe would be small and have many compound angles. The following is a visual survey of the process, enjoy…
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