Dancing with Ladders

August 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Ladder Dance One Ladders are ancient tools that were first featured in a Mesolithic rock painting that is at least 10,000 years old, depicted in the Spider Caves in Valencia, Spain. The painting depicts two humans using a ladder to reach a wild honeybee nest to harvest honey. The ladder is illustrated as long and flexible, possibly made out of some kind of grass. (Wikipedia)

Ladder (noun) a structure consisting of a series of bars or steps between two upright lengths of wood, metal or robe, used for climbing up or down something. The vertical members of a rigid ladder are called stringers or rails in the United States or stiles in the United Kingdom. Rigid ladders are usually portable, but some types are permanently fixed to buildings.

Throughout the construction of The Bar at Morgan's On Main, I have found it kind of humorous to see how many times the ladders get moved around the site - looking at the progression I start to think if it as a dance. The different shapes and sizes - tall and narrow, short and wide - all have a specific purpose and move around the floor as the sub-contractor leads them.  Once settled I start to recognize a "partnering" up in their placement.

As they glide around the room, just like in dance, there are patterns made in how they step and when they come to a stand still and pose, the light catches them to form their shadow counterparts. Creating their own unique rhythm.

 

Ladder Dance Two

Ladder Dance Three

Ladder Dance Four

 

 

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