Last year I participated in a public art project in my home town of Arlington Ma. the project was funded by Arlington Public Art.
This project pushed me out of the comfort of my air-conditioned studio into the summer heat – working in public also means taking questions from curious passersby.
The first problem I had to overcome was how to scale my design up from A4 to transformer proportions – my box was 56″ x 44″ in its largest dimensions (front and back) – the sides being less – and though only visible from the abutting tree – the top was also part of the project.
The classic way to size up is to draw a grid on your original then – create a grid the size of your final piece with similar proportions and copy it over – I’ve done this many times and it’s very tedious.
I used an online re-sizer – to quickly resize my designs – once satisfied with the results – I could print them out and take them to my studio for the next step.
Here’s the box before I started