Friday, July 6, 2012

Yams and Shields:
"Warrior Spirits - Indigenous Arts from New Guinea"

Here are some examples of the wall treatments that we did for the "Warrior Spirits" exhibit.  Many of the artifacts for this exhibit were to be wall-mounted, but even with their large scale they were doomed to be lost on the walls of the gallery.  We opted to create these "shields" to consume some of the negative space while giving a contrasting color to  display against.



Each of the shield panels were hung with french cleats integrated in to the overall design such that each component was labeled and all components aligned with pins.  When it came time to install there was no confusion in the assembly, and all of the cleats hung at one of 3 heights.



This simplified process and sped up the installation a great deal.