This morning my latest gut grid work went up on the wall of the Harrison Branch Library. The mainenance guy, Jeff, doing the actual hanging used his extension ladder – almost to its limit and certainly higher than he would have preferred. He did an excellant job, though, and I thank him profusely.
There are seven separate grid pieces, each roughly 6′ x 6′ x 1″. Gut holds the willow rods together and is also stretched over some areas. Nothing new – just bigger than I’ve worked before.
This all took shape on the deck last week while we had some wonderfully sunny and warm days. I transported the work to the library yesterday afternoon – on top of the car – while the sun was still out. Good thing, as this morning it poured just as I stepped out of the car to do the installation. What a mess that would’ve been had I waited.
As long as the library likes them there and I don’t have another spot for them, the grids will hang. Jeff likes knowing he won’t have to be up in the rafters again anytime soon. So far the comments have been positive, so that’s a good thing!