As part of the larger Building exhibition, a predetermined subset of sculptures will be created for Framing using 225 standard 8′ studs as raw material. Each sculpture will be planned and executed in maquette form and those plans and models will be used to create the real life scale versions using the actual 2″ x 4″ x 8′ boards. The plans will also be displayed as part of the Framing portion of the Building exhibition. The artist will be present within the gallery during the shows run and for a consecutive selection of 8 hours days will construct each of the planned sculptures inside the exhibition space in real time. The process of making each sculpture and the final sculptural pieces will be filmed and photographed before they are dismantled and the process begins again. The work within Framing will begin with a skid of 225, 2″ x 4″ x 8″ studs neatly stacked, and after all the sculptures are finished that skid of studs will be re-built. The exhibition space for Framing will look much the same at the end of the exhibition run as it did at the opening of the show.
The artist will source the 225 , 2″ x 4″ x 8″ studs from a local supplier and upon completion of the exhibition, either return the wood for a fee, or sell the stock at a reduced rate to a local builder.