Installation Sites, Floor 1:
Library entrance to Information Commons
Library entrance of Information Commons
Commons area has three distinct wall areas that we chose for the placement
of a series of digital prints. The title of the work would be Desert
Walkand is inspired by close-up photographs of Sonoran desert plants
and rock surfaces. Photographer Todd Walker had worked on a series of
these prints that were digitally altered for a publication series entitled
Opuntis.The artist book was published in 1983 through his
own Thumbprint Press during his teaching and professorship
at the Fine Arts Department of The University of Arizona. From this series
we have combined images from his archives, our photography and digital
works to chronicle a conversation, of sorts, with the works of Melanie's
The images will be
combined in subtle curved strips that span sections of each of the walls.
The intent is to bring landscape colors into the area along with soft
curves, creating a walk-by viewing of desert images.
The images will be
digitally reproduced and mounted onto masonite wall boards. These will
then be mounted on a smaller sized backing frame to set each image out
from the wall surface to create a floating effect. The individual images
will then be grouped into linear compositions that follow curved lines
along the walls. The groupings will be between three and six combined
images with about 1" spacing between images.
Each individual print
will be approximately 1 1/2 feet high by 2 feet wide. The weight of each
print will be no more than 2 lbs. There will be a total of approximately
50 individual images.
The prints will be
professionally printed by a digital printing company on an adhesive matte
vinyl or canvas surface. The inks used will be the highest archival quality
with UV protective coating. These will then be mounted onto a white coated
masonite board and cut to size. The edging of each panel will be painted
flat black. These panels will then have a backing of wood framing material
of 2" to set them out from the wall. The framing will not be frontally
visible and will be set at least 3" from the edges of the panels.
The units will be
screwed onto an aluminum L bracket at the top edges of each of the back
frames. All back framing and mounting bracket materials will be enameled
A light dusting of
the upper surfaces of the wall mounted frame every two years.