Six students from Columbus high schools have been working with architecture and design professionals selected by Indiana University Center for Art + Design (IUCA+D) to create the installation Between the Threads at the Historic Post Office. For an entire year the Exhibit Columbus High School Design Team immersed themselves in the roles of architect and designer. They have met with professionals, worked with local fabricators, and engaged community volunteers to help them build their installation.
With its bright colors and walls that gently vibrate in the breeze, Between the Threads is meant to be playful and inviting. The work is pieced together by ten-foot high steel frames wrapped in plastic lacing string. The panels create a maze for viewers, who slowly become wrapped by color while still remaining able to see and be seen between the threads. The bright colors were inspired by the work of Alexander Girard, whose vivid work is present throughout Columbus. Acknowledging the white scaffolding and bold colors of the neighboring AT&T Switching Center, the piece will be a stark contrast to the colorless, flat walls of the Historic Post Office.