Sometimes the challenge for a textile artist comes after the acceptance notice arrives. “Bring your artwork in a box, a portfolio case, or some sort of wrapping, as it will be moved and needs to be protected.” When I make textile work that hangs like a scroll or when I mount textile work on stretcher bars, the answer to this requirement is easy.
Dance on Dappled Ground consists of 7 quilted panels mounted on window screen attached to wood stretcher bars. I designed this structure to make it easy to hang while preserving the suggestion that the panels would move in a breeze. I failed to consider that the art would travel if accepted to the exhibition.
I invented a low cost, easily executed solution. Attach the art to cardboard larger than the art using twist ties through the screw eyes. Sandwich another piece of cardboard on top. Slip the whole art and cardboard sandwich into a cloth bag with handles made with free to me fabric. Ready for delivery.