Displaying 3D art
The size and type of 3D work varies so much that it is sometimes hard to figure out how to display it. As the artist you will need to do most of the figuring rather than leave all the decisions to the gallery in order to find the best solution.
If your 3D work will hang on the wall, use wire and eye hooks (see Attaching Hangers at the end of the 2D section). Talk to the gallery director ahead of the deadline if your work is unusually heavy or awkwardly shaped for hanging.
For freestanding sculpture and other 3D works some galleries provide pedestals or cases. Often, however, artists need to find or build their own. The same general rules apply as to framing – pedestals shouldn’t distract from the artwork. Here are a few things to consider:
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