Behin Ha Design Studio Teams With Local Volunteers on a Sunny Ohio Park Installation

Behin Ha Design Studio teamed with local volunteers on a sunny installation in an Ohio art park. Over four months of development, 35 designers, contractors, engineers, and volunteers assembled the installation, led by Behrang Behin and Ann Ha.

Image courtesy of Behin Ha Design Studio.

An Autocad drawing depicts Coshocton Ray Trace, a tempo­rary installation by Behin Ha Design Studio of scrap PVC-covered polyester ribbons at ArtPark in Coshocton, Ohio.

Photography by Behrang Behin.

To affix the ribbons to the ground, D rings were anchored into both the walkway and newly poured concrete grade beam.

Photography by Behrang Behin.

Ribbons were stapled to the wooden railing topping the site’s existing steel bal­cony.

Photography by Behrang Behin.

Through each D ring, a rubber shock cord and plastic piping created con­nection points for the ribbons.

Photography by Behrang Behin.

Over two days, volunteers attached the ribbons to the ground, stretched each until taut, and stapled their top ends to the balcony.

Photography by Brad Feinknopf.

The ribbon strips were leftovers from Snyder Manufacturing, a nearby mesh-fabric maker, where they were returned at the end of the installation’s summer run to be re-used again. The digital sign, also re-used, came from an office-supply store and belongs to ArtPark.

Photography by Brad Feinknopf.

Encompassing 650 square feet, the commission, which called for the use of recycled materials, was named after the term for tracing the path of light, the color chosen for its sunraylike quality.

Photography by Brad Feinknopf.

Located on the site of a 1946 hotel that burned down in 2005, ArtPark is part of the Pomerene Center for the Arts, which promotes community involvement, and Coshocton Ray Trace hosted city council meetings and musical performances throughout its season. 

> See more from the October 2019 issue of Interior Design

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