As professional art installers, hanging complicated wall art is actually a lot of fun for us. It presents a challenge outside of the everyday, and it’s exciting to come up with a solution that works, and have a satisfied client at the end of it all.
This next project certainly falls into the category of “complicated wall art” installations. Not that it was an impossible job, it just required a little more care and precision than if we were hanging a few family photos. Why? Because the singular art piece in question was actually made up of more than two dozen different pieces of plexiglass. Plus, the shape of the piece was a perfect circle, meaning not only did each piece have to be exactly spaced and level, but when finished, the entire work as a whole had to be just the right shape.
Here’s a visual overview of how it happened.
First, we laid the work out on the floor to measure it and get a sense of the spacing between each piece. We worked off of the floor arrangement segment-by-segment.
Then we marked the outer borders of the circle on the wall, and then used a level and tape measure to hang the mural on piece at a time.
The process was actually simple, but it was just a little more time consuming than a standard installation given the importance of precise spacing.
In the end, the time and effort was worth it: This piece completely reinvents the all-white staircase where it’s hung.