An early start for a Sunday saw us installing the mobile inspired by Hadrian’s Wall at Segedunum Fort in Wallsend. The piece fills the right hand side of the Shrine of the Standards display. Everything went as planned and the 167 individual ‘stones' were installed quickly and efficiently. They are strung on fishing line in rows of 5 or 6, depending on their location - the ordering is vital so that the picture is correct. Each stone rotates about its vertical axis so either side can be seen as it rotates slowly. They are moving slowly in the air currents caused by visitors to the gallery. The shadows are dramatic on the wall and the shiny copper really gleams in the space. The spacing problems (5/6/22) were eventually sorted after a number of different solutions using bamboo spacers and wooden beads - very light and effective.
It was nice to see an old friend, still on display in the entrance atrium of Segedunum, from the Roman Cavalry project in 2017.