Friday, April 18, 2008

wonky wallpaper

today i made a test jacob's ladder book using images from a neat book of wallpaper. trying to be colorful, i used 15 different ribbons, some of totally different widths and types. i wanted to experiment with whether the idea of different ribbons was a good one for the way this thing needed to work, and i somewhat expected it to foul up. i realize after studying the final product that the different tensions and stretches of each ribbon don't allow the structure to work entirely properly...it sort of has a personality. i adjusted some of the tensions on the lace ribbons in an attempt to fix the problem, but to no avail. it takes some coaxing to get it the boards to topple down right, but i still love it :)



1 comment:

Cheryl said...

This looks really wonderful! Great job! :)