In the second incarnation of our textile installation, we focused on developing the shape of the woven spherical structures that represent halos and on the overall appearance of the textile.
We used part of the arrangement of halos and filaments from Phase I, but paid less attention to the exact positioning of these elements. Instead, we achieved better curvature in the spherical structures through an improved weaving pattern. Moreover, the halos and filaments were woven in smaller segments, resulting in more fine-grained control over the shape and placement of each halo within the overall layout. Nevertheless, the shape of the halos was still distorted somewhat during the installation process.
The visual appearance was further improved by suspending the textile rather than mounting it on stands, and by adding black threads to highlight the weave structure of the halos. The Phase II textile was exhibited at the Sullivan Galleries in Chicago (see the exhibitions page).