I know, when you’re doing a large project, that you can scan images onto images, or do a CAD scan, or some other kind of freaking scan to establish scale, and all that’s cool. But nothing beats, for my thick head, taking a piece of cardboard that is the approximate size of the work, and hauling it to the site.
In this case I won’t discuss the site yet, just suffice to say that this was the ONLY way I could be satisfied with the scale–acknowledging that the cardboard represents a mere part of the installation. What will it be? A sphere by Brent Collins, and yet not a sphere (hard to describe).
Now we’ll do the image scans. I’ll show what the piece will look like later.