5 feet tall x ~5 inches wide x ~5 inches deep
A ‘modern white painted plinth’ to conceptually support the paintings as objects
In other words, smooth white extended (tall) cubes upon which the paintings are placed in a row, gaps between, to create a line of paintings which when read together are a single painting.
Challenge: to make a plinth that is less likely to topple at the slightest disturbance
Top must be lighter than the bottom, therefore weighting the bottom is important as is finding the best material to clad the exterior.
How high must the weighted bottom be in relation to the overall height of the plinth? 1/4? 1/3 of the height?
A thought to make the plinths easier to move/transport: the weight is a separate piece from the exterior cladding (the visible plinth). The plinth would be hollow and fit over the weight so it remains hidden but provides the support needed to stabilize the plinth.
Possible materials to use for the weight include cinder blocks (however, the standard size is too big at nearly 8 inches square, maybe find a smaller size?) bricks or landscaping stones. Or custom cast blocks of concrete.
Exterior of plinth. The material must be smooth and not too costly because I will need to build 24.
1/4 plywood is available but finding stock that is smooth and not warped is a challenge, not to mention cutting and joining.
1/2 MDF would be smoother, less likely to be warped, but heavier. Is MDF too heavy of a material?
Do they make 1 x 5 pine? would it be too heavy?
I could miter and join with nails and glue.