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Look How They Suspend A Giant Mobile Inside A Harvard Museum

"Triangle Constellation" by Carlos Amorales.
"Triangle Constellation" by Carlos Amorales.
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Mexican-born artist Carlos Amorales visited the Harvard Art Museums' Calderwood Courtyard Wednesday to watch the installation of his mobile sculpture "Triangle Constellation." It took under two hours to piece the 16 triangles and 15 bars of the 550-pound mobile together and suspend them from the courtyard's rafters.

Here's how it went:

9:14 a.m. - The components of Carlos Amorales's "Triangle Constellation" lie on the floor the Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard awaiting installation.
9:14 a.m. - The components of Carlos Amorales's "Triangle Constellation" lie on the floor the Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard awaiting installation.
9:15 a.m. - A raised platform and hoist stand by to raise "Triangle Constellation" to the rafters. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
9:15 a.m. - A raised platform and hoist stand by to raise "Triangle Constellation" to the rafters. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
9:25 a.m. - The team puts together the mobile's bars, the central structure of the sculpture. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
9:25 a.m. - The team puts together the mobile's bars, the central structure of the sculpture. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
9:39 a.m. - The team hoist the mobile's bars high enough to add one of the contellation's triangles at the end of each arm. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
9:39 a.m. - The team hoist the mobile's bars high enough to add one of the contellation's triangles at the end of each arm. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
9:54 a.m. - The "Triangle Constellation" starts to rise towards the rafters of the Calderwood Courtyard. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
9:54 a.m. - The "Triangle Constellation" starts to rise towards the rafters of the Calderwood Courtyard. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:02 a.m. - Looking up through the triangles and bars of Carlos Amorales's "Triangle Constellation." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:02 a.m. - Looking up through the triangles and bars of Carlos Amorales's "Triangle Constellation." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:11 a.m. - Staff steady the mobile as it rises. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:11 a.m. - Staff steady the mobile as it rises. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:12 a.m. - Havard Art Museums Chief Curator Deborah Martin Kao (from left), Associate Curator Mary Schneider Enriquez and artist Carlos Amorales watch the installation of "Triangle Constellation." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:12 a.m. - Havard Art Museums Chief Curator Deborah Martin Kao (from left), Associate Curator Mary Schneider Enriquez and artist Carlos Amorales watch the installation of "Triangle Constellation." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:14 a.m. - Carlos Amorales's "Triangle Constellation" seen from below. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:14 a.m. - Carlos Amorales's "Triangle Constellation" seen from below. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:23 a.m. – Artist Carlos Amorales (top right) watches the installation of "Triangle Constellation" at the Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:23 a.m. – Artist Carlos Amorales (top right) watches the installation of "Triangle Constellation" at the Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:28 a.m. - "Triangle Constellation," weighing over 550 pounds, hangs from the rafters of the Calderwood Courtyard, just a little over an hour after the installation process began. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
10:28 a.m. - "Triangle Constellation," weighing over 550 pounds, hangs from the rafters of the Calderwood Courtyard, just a little over an hour after the installation process began. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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Robin Lubbock is a videographer and photographer for WBUR.

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