Friday, August 12, 2016

Cryosphere II, Hydrosphere - Work Continues

I am working with synthetic sheers. They are so slippery I can't keep the large pieces of fabric under control. Solution - hang them on the wall and take down as needed.

Working on a solution for how to make a soft material appear hard. 
I made tapered tubes. They need weights in the bottoms to keep all lines vertical, just as water falls and freezes.  I considered lead fishing weights but couldn't find any small enough and they would all have to be painted white.

Solution - Beads. I cleaned out my white bead stash then scoured all thrift stores in a 20-mile radius. I sorted them by size and made 3 different soup mixes.

The beads were working weighting down the points but now the tubes didn't look substantial enough. I decided to stuff each tube with a fine interfacing. That took a long time and was hard on my hands.

To give my hands a break I started making the flowing water panels - cheese cloth dry-felted onto flat sheer tubes.

Laying out the flowing water panels to see if I had enough of them and enough variety in length  and width.
In the meantime, in the back of my mind, I am working on how to hang these individual tubes and panels. Percolation time, again.

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