When the viewer enters the room they will see a number of wooden structures angled from the floor to resting against the walls. The series of wooden beams are placed to allude to the function of supporting a structure. This being my first installation, I was concerned as to how to fill a space or use a space in the manner to fill the requirements of installation. I decided to use my conceptual stress to physically add more structures into space through the wooden beams. In Withstanding Loads, I placed these beams on unusual angles to add structural support to the preexisting exterior in a new way, as opposed as to what is hidden behind the walls. With this addition, there is the allusion of these beams subtracting from the original weight and stress of the office's structure.
There are 5 beams. The tallest beam will be 102 inches (8.5 ft), two beams are 74 inches (6.1 ft), with the last two beams being 34 inches (2.8 ft). The width of the beams will roughly be around 6-7 inches, but all will be consistent.
This installation was shown at; Open Studios, Open Studios Hartford, West Hartford, CT