Prepping for Installation

ArtPrize is just two weeks away and I need to have the Jeremiah Tree fully completed.  This means I need to be working hard on the installation process.  It has been a little tricky coming up with a good way to hang this whole tree, but Andrew and I took some time to brainstorm and try out a few ideas that I think will work.  I think the hardest part of this installation will be the leaves of the tree, since they are all individual.  My plan was to wire them onto chicken wire that will be molded into the leafy tree form that I like.  In order to do this I have had to epoxy wood and wire to the back of each leaf so it will be secure enough.  So far so good.  It is a tedious project…actually the leaves in general have been rather tedious!

For the river plates, those will simply be hung by plate hangers.  These work really well and feel quite secure on the wall.  I also discovered that I can hang the tree trunk pieces in a similar fashion.  Nearing the end.  We will be leaving for Grand Rapids in 8 days!!  Yikes!

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  • looks really tricky!ReplyCancel

  • Becca

    I can’t wait to see the finished product! Looks like a lot of work but totally worth it if you win 1st prize!! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Thanks Becca. I hope I get a lot of votes. I am excited to be a part of this for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Its going top be beautiful! Good Luck in MI but you won’t need it…your the best!ReplyCancel


    You will do just fine and everyone is going to love that tree! I want you to post pictures, please/Mrs. G.ReplyCancel

  • Cheering for you from the mountains of western Maryland!ReplyCancel

  • Monique

    Best wishes to you and your tree! I’ve enjoyed reading about the whole process. May God bless you in your travels.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Vogan

    Ahhhh Arryn! I feel your pressure to complete this, yet I’m also smiling because this is so exciting, too! You guys have thought of such great ideas!!! I think it’s going to be spectacular, and I’ve begun to pray for a great prize for you!!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Michele

    You are so creative and what a great partner you have in helping you think it all through! Cannot wait to hear how it all goes! Go get ’em girl!!!ReplyCancel

    • 🙂 Andrew has been a great help. Glad he will be with me there in Grand Rapids.ReplyCancel

  • so excited for you… can’t wait to hear how it goes!ReplyCancel

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