With the January exhibition nearing I have been considering how to display my glass cyanotypes. Although I could construct light boxes for them I felt that a frame directly around the image would be distracting.
I searched the internet and decided that the solution may lie in drilling a hole in each corner of the glass then using a spacer fixing to attach to the wall. Not only would this render a sense of space around the image but it would solve the problem of illumination.
A couple of YouTube tutorials and a set of diamond tipped drill bits later.........
I cannot tell you how many pieces of glass i broke or convey my sense of frustration after having successfully drilled two holes to then break the glass on the third. Not that I was slapdash. I made a jig for my glass, made a well to hold the lubrication that would cool the drill bit, kept my torque low. Because the glass is only 2mm thick the task proved too difficult.
Speaking to a new friend of mine (artist David Fyans), he suggested that l look into using neodymium magnets. Four screw in a wall followed by four spacer magnets then the glass cyanotype sandwiched inbetween four final magnets. Success at last!
Not only had David's suggestion saved me from ruining anymore glass but I can also visualise other ways I can incorporate the magnets when curating my Show.