Cory Knuth from Zion Christian Church in Troy, MI brings us this gridded image for their stage.
This design was partially inspired by Destroyed City. The image itself is of an old abandoned church in the area and was purchased from a local photographer. Cory had the image printed in 2′ tiles on rolls of poster paper. They cut out each one and affixed it to Coroplast using spray adhesive. Then, in order to save money as the budget was tight, instead of building an entire wood frame to support it as they did for Destroyed City, they laid out the squares in their vertical columns of 6 and stretched fishing line from bottom to top. They used 3 inch spacers to set the gaps and then used duct tape along the entire height of each square to attach it to the fishing line. This way, there wouldn’t be cumulative weight on the top squares but each square would only have to support its own weight.
Then they hung the columns from the ceiling. Spacing them correctly was challenging but by spray painting paintsticks black and taping them across each horizontal gap, they were able to maintain those distances. Cory used 9 Elation LED pars to front light the image (one for each column). The total cost was around $600, though most of that was just for the printing—about $500 for a 18′ x 12′ image.