This latest image shows the frame that allows me to wall hang artworks from 72 to 76 inches by three feet in height. This frame also contains the artwork’s sound system, and the magnets that are used to attach the artwork. On the left side is my new 20 watt stereo system, and the four-inch speaker boxes. The quality of the sound has improved from previous systems where I started with a sound box for stuffed animals and a built in 0.5watt speaker. Today’s system comes from the enormous improvements made by my first custom sound setup. That stereo system used one-dollar and ninety-five cents three-inch speakers and a 2 watt stereo amp.
I believe the 20watt amplifier and my speaker choices are now good-to-go. When I first added sound to these artworks getting them up and running was the concern. This is my second 20watt system, which is a lot more complicated than my previous amplifiers, and considering all the soldering, everything went as planned, almost routine. That means I now have the time to turn my attention to improving the enclosures that hold the speakers. If I give their build a little more attention to detail, I think this can be a shortcut to improving the sound even more.
I have finished and signed the artwork Woodstock. I will discuss this project, include a video, and talk about my last Christmas painting in my next blog entry.
Scott Von Holzen