My photo collage, Elements, was hung in the Furman Chemistry offices just in time for the Homecoming weekend. It turned out very well, and black and white was the appropriate choice for the rich red wall on which it’s hanging.
We had a time getting this thing framed. Each of the photos is 13″ X 19 “. Given the amount of matting we wanted to use, we would need a 45″ X 32 ” matte. The largest we could find available was 40″ X 32″, so we had to crop and re-center everything.
Once we got the correct matte, glass and frame, we had to cut the four panels for the images. That also turned out to be a challenge. Cutting for a single images is much more forgiving than for four, so we had to go back in with a razor and clean up a couple of gaffs. We had a spare matte just in case we made a really bad goof.
We put everthing together, then after a day of leaning against a wall, the images began to separate from the matte and warp. The size of the frame left a lot of unsupported real estate. We either needed to add slats, or stiffer backing material. A sheet of form core provided enough support.
The photos were hung without any labels. The Chemistry Department decided to leave it as a type of Rorschach test to see if folks could figure it out.