After six months of collecting cardboard tubes, today was the last day to add more rolls to the reef. Now that I have gotten over the fear of not completing the project, I've been thinking more about the options for displaying in the gallery space.
The reef is not as large as I had expected after collecting tubes for half of a year, and I have built open pedestals which will raise the sculpture off the ground. The gallery space is long and narrow, with only one window that does not provide much sunlight. Rather than light with spots from above, I will be placing the lights on the ground and casting shadows onto the gallery walls. The tops of the pedestals (still covered to prevent scratches) are made out of clear plexiglass to allow the light through.