Whether you’re a gallerist, museum curator, interior designer, or art collector,
If you hang pictures at eye level and want to streamline your picture-hanging system,
My eye-level picture-hanging tools enable you to hang pictures in a fraction of the time of traditional picture-hanging methods.
There’s nothing like the satisfaction of curating an art exhibit or acquiring new artwork.
But pictures don’t hang themselves,
And hanging pictures at eye level can be tedious.
You know the picture-hanging formula and optimal height for picture hanging,
Your picture-hanging system is dialed in –
But with each picture a specific size,
And every hanger at a different height,
You’ve got your work cut out!
– And Art is Supposed to be Good for the Soul
This diagram illustrates the universal picture hanging formula exhibit technicians use to find the picture hanger height when hanging art centered at eye level.
Written as Z=W+(x/2-y), the equation is solved with the following steps:
When I was on the visual arts committee for our local arts council in the early ’80s, we hung exhibits with pictures centered at eye level.
We used the picture-hanging formula, and my frustration with the time required to hang each show inspired me to find a more efficient method.
It’s not that I was lazy or couldn’t do the math.
But I had little patience with the steps and time required to calculate the picture hanger height for each artwork.
Even today, with apps at our fingertips, it’s a time-consuming task.
Not to mention those pesky fractions!
I knew there was a more efficient way.
Being hardwired to find solutions for vexing problems, I’ve invented countless ways to make my job easier throughout 40 years as a professional sculptor, .
Discovering how to hang pictures at eye level in a fraction of the time of traditional methods was no exception.
I set out to develop a tool that solved the picture-hanging formula without using math.
As I lay awake in the early morning hours, I worked out the prototype for my first eye-level picture-hanging tool.
After the proverbial Aha moment and a hasty breakfast, I made my first eye-level picture-hanging tool.
The visual arts committee received it with delight,
And hanging the next show was a breeze.
Needless to say, my trusty Eye Level Gallery Pole has been in use ever since.
A quick internet search reveals many picture-hanging hacks and an equal number of picture-hanging tools and tips to make hanging pictures on walls easier.
One gallery owner went so far as to create an online painting height calculator to make it easier to solve the picture hanging formula. And, if you’re new to picture hanging, his blog has an excellent picture hanging guide covering all aspects of how to hang pictures on walls.
But, in all my research, I’ve yet to find a gallery hanging system that eliminates the need for a tape measure and calculator when centering pictures at an eye-level picture hanging height.
I’ll be the first to say I feel remiss for not sharing the Gallery Pole with the art world 40 years ago.
I took steps to do so, with a provisional patent and an honorable mention in the Arctic Innovation Competition, but my art career took priority.
Interestingly enough, as I lay awake practicing my presentation for the competition, a rogue idea popped into my head about how I could accomplish the same thing with a pocket-sized tool.
Though I didn’t speak about that the next day, I’m excited to finally have a way to share both of these tools with you and the rest of the art world.
Whether you hang artwork alone or with a team, my two picture hanging tools will streamline your system of hanging pictures, freeing more time for other tasks.
Their concept is simple, solving the picture-hanging formula quickly without math.
They enable you to determine and mark the picture hanger height on the wall in seconds.
But first, a disclaimer:
They’re not in commercial production,
However, both are surprisingly easy to make, using only scissors, a tape measure (the last time you’ll need to use it for hanging pictures : ), and readily available supplies.
I’ll show you exactly how to make and use them both in my concise online workshop so you can decide which works best for your situation.
The live workshop dates are Thursday, February 21, 2023, at 11 am Alaska time
and Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 10 am Alaska time.
You’ll have ongoing access to the workshop recording if you can’t make it live.
You get an Introductory Early Bird Price of just $27 until 2/11/23
After that, it’s $47.
Reserve your spot today.
Note: When you click enroll, you’ll be invited to join my Circle of Fire community in Heartbeat, the platform where I host my content.
Enter your email and click Next to go through the onboarding and be registered for the workshop.
This is where you’ll access the workshop recording and Q&A forum.
* Just $27 USD until 2/11/2023
If you’re wondering what the best picture-hanging tools are, it depends on the task at hand.
But, if you hang pictures centered at the typical gallery or museum hanging height, then my eye-level picture-hanging tools may become the most valuable picture hanging solutions in your toolkit for speeding up your gallery hanging system.
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