Silvery satiny brilliance in the making ...

The process of piecing together an installation of this magnitude is quite detailed and extensive.  Here are a few key steps in the creation of the origami orb baubles.

I begin the installation by sketching each window of the salon and include the spatial dimensions.  I then cut out butcher's paper templates for each bauble: 90cm/60cm/45cm/30cm diameter sizes. I arrange the completed origami and sculptural heart pieces on each bauble and then calculate the 'drop' of each element and cut adequate fishing line to hang each piece.

I begin the installation by sketching each window of the salon and include the spatial dimensions.  I then cut out butcher's paper templates for each bauble: 90cm/60cm/45cm/30cm diameter sizes. I arrange the completed origami and sculptural heart pieces on each bauble and then calculate the 'drop' of each element and cut adequate fishing line to hang each piece.

Here is a close up of an origami star orb (origami stars have a pentagonal base) created by threading the completed stars onto sculptural wire and then affixing cord to hold the join. I then attach the fishing line to the top of each orb using a small jewellery clamp and pliers.

Here is a close up of an origami star orb (origami stars have a pentagonal base) created by threading the completed stars onto sculptural wire and then affixing cord to hold the join. I then attach the fishing line to the top of each orb using a small jewellery clamp and pliers.

This image shows each orb element numbered and taped in situ. I then use a piece of string and a sharpie to mark the spacings of each piece. I then know I'll be able to hang the baubles on site relatively effortlessly as the spacings, drop and order of each element have all been organised!

This image shows each orb element numbered and taped in situ. I then use a piece of string and a sharpie to mark the spacings of each piece. I then know I'll be able to hang the baubles on site relatively effortlessly as the spacings, drop and order of each element have all been organised!

A close-up of the numbering and spacing ... this bauble is now ready. I moved it to a flat board - ready to transport and then commenced on another!

A close-up of the numbering and spacing ... this bauble is now ready. I moved it to a flat board - ready to transport and then commenced on another!