"Strings is a installation where turned a gallery into one large instrument by using the walls of the gallery as the shaft and the different sized boxes made from plywood, wood crates and other found wood to build the sound chambers. Nearly 40 steel strings hang taught in outward diagonals attached to peg-boxes mounted on the wall. Careful details in the components of the installation allow each unit to produce a distinct sound while the f-holes carved into the sides of various cubes and the decorative wood scrolls taken from violins add recognizable flare. The strings and pegs once belonged to piano,guitars, and double bass and have all been reclaimed from various music stores or musicians around the city for the installation.
The installation "Strings" gives new definition to "instrument" as well as the physical activity needed to play an instrument.
The public is invited to stand on the wooden boxes and play the strings to create sounds"
Allison Peters Quinn