What is the best way to hang a (somewhat irregular) piece of art in a building at my school?
I'm a college student who was just given permission to hang a piece of art in the lounge area of our department building. The complication is that the piece is somewhat oddly shaped and made with barbed wire (so if it falls on someone, it might be a problem). Also, I don't know anything about hanging art.
The dimensions are 2ft by 3ft. I would guess it ways 8-10 pounds, but I don't own a scale. Here is a view from the front
. The piece is also warped, which is caused by having pulled the barbed wire taunt and then stapling it in place on each end. Top
pictures to show the curve.
The wall I'll be hanging it on is our department grad lounge. Here is a picture of the wall
. I have no idea what it's made of, but I knocked on it, and it feels sturdy.
I'm supposed to set up a meeting with the building/mainetannce people to hang it up, and I'm wondering what would be the best way to do that. I'm thinking maybe attach some sort of wire to the back of it and then put a hook in the wall, but what kind of wire, and how should I attach it to the back? Any other ideas? I probably can't use the staple gun to attach the hanging wire that I used on the barbed wire because the staples go all the way through the wood board. Thanks for the help.