First Step: Tread

(first image) Rough woodgrain - need to get as smooth as humanly possible. (second image) attach riser to tread to show/represent these drips. *This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Photographs and text were originally done in April 2012.

Downfall progress

Comparing progress of wooden staircase to original maquette/model of melting staircase. Looks like quite a good match - especially the second step. *This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Photographs and text were originally done in April 2012.

Debating the question of whether or not to paint my staircase?

The varnish gives the wood a gloss / reflective surface. The wood stain makes the wood appear darker. The middle produces a mixture of darker gloss. - I prefer this effect to the wood stain - the gloss effect could represent the reflective surface similar to that of an icicle/ice watery reflective surface. - However, I want to keep it pure and true to its material - Indeed the staircase is meant to resemble a traditional staircase - But the idea that the staircase is already half melted suggests that a lot of its original surface has melted away revealing the pure untouched bare naked raw wood - Therefore I am going to leave the staircase unpainted. *This blog post has been back-dated for co

by Hollie Mackenzie

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