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.
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.
To affix the ribbons to the ground, D rings were anchored into both the walkway and newly poured concrete grade beam.
Ribbons were stapled to the wooden railing topping the site’s existing steel balcony.
Through each D ring, a rubber shock cord and plastic piping created connection points for the ribbons.
Over two days, volunteers attached the ribbons to the ground, stretched each until taut, and stapled their top ends to the balcony.
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.
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.
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.