Letting Go - Wall Hanging Sculpture
Oil annealed glass, image - 11”H X 14”H X 2 1/2"D, four layers of glass with nylon stand-offs between layers and a hanger in back.
Value: $1,109.00 plus tax & shipping
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Probably the biggest challenge for me was how to put this thing together. I had worked with glass sculpture before but assembled them using outside brackets, but this one hangs on a wall and I didn't want outside brackets. I wanted a much cleaner appearance. All during the painting phase, I did a lot of research on Google to get ideas of how of how I was going to assemble this.
I decided to use an industrial strength adhesive to keep a clean look. I also used black nylon bearings that are used in robotics as the stand-offs. Everything is glued together with the adhesive. There isn’t a single nut, bolt, screw, nail, or staple in it.
Another challenge was how was I going to hang this. I knew I wanted to use a wire hanger, but I wasn’t sure how to attach it to the sculpture without screwing something in somewhere, which is not easy with glass. I figured out I could use the adhesive here as well, and it worked out very well.