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In the present day’s Deconstruction, “Megan Geckler for Bobble,” stands out as the most colourful one ever. Created by artist Megan Geckler, the topic is a singular artwork set up created and featured on the Worldwide House and Housewares Present in Chicago this previous March. The piece was commissioned by water bottle firm Bobble to commemorate its second yr.
Beginning with a matte black metallic dice (10′x10′ and eight′ tall, Geckler reworked it right into a woven rainbow construction utilizing one-inch-broad strips of flagging tape, a mass-produced colourful plastic ribbon that’s mostly used on development websites. The tape is from Presco, which has been supplying Geckler with materials since September 2011.
The pc-rendered diagram of the strand design.
The tape bins. The tape is available in rolls, as you possibly can see. We used Bobble’s signature colour scheme — magenta, purple, yellow, inexperienced, and cyan.
Utilizing the working diagram, we laid every strand of flagging tape down, separately, securing to the dice with double-stick tape. We began from the middle and labored our approach out. Sure, we’re cavalier when utilizing ladders, preferring to straddle them.
We’re midway finished, with all of the strands that go in a single path accomplished.
Right here we’re starting to weave the tape within the different path. Every strand is hand-woven, one by one.
I’m standing on a plank held by two ladders, starting to weave.
An in depth up of me weaving on my plank setup with my skilled hand-holder to maintain me from dropping my stability. (We weren’t permitted to make use of our ordinary scaffolding setup due to Union/Commerce Present guidelines.)
It’s essential to safe the tape to the underside of the dice.
I’m nonetheless securing it, however making progress.
All arrange, chairs, desk, and Bobbles.
Geckler’s group takes hundreds of pictures in the course of the set up course of. Watch the time-lapse video right here:
Pictures ©2012 Megan Geckler, all rights reserved. Video music by Greg Eklund, modifying by Chris Jones © 2012.