These clients wanted a statement piece for their 1905 home, newly renovated with a contemporary industrial twist. They envisioned my architectural abstractions connecting with both their contemporary aesthetic and their commitment to incorporating local art into their home. These clients have collected art from local artists in the various cities they’ve lived in, making art an important part of their home.
60” x 36” | mixed media with glass
1. Create a bold visual statement for a dining room wall at the center of their newly renovated home.
2. Bring another textural element into a sleek contemporary space with industrial finishes and accessories.
Mixed media work with glass offers a bold and unexpected visual experience. Shimmering cut glass set against matte cement creates a high contrast and dynamic piece that captures the vibrancy and energy of the city. Flooded with natural light from side bay windows animates glass and provides a visual experience that changes throughout the day.
After a studio visit, the clients selected an abstraction of the exterior beam structure of the 875 N. Michigan Ave building in Chicago. They determined that a horizontal piece at a full 60” x 36” would hold the wall in their dining room. The horizontal orientation created an expanded view for exploring the urban beauty found in these architectural structural elements.
Work was delivered framed and ready to hang with 4-5 week turn-around.
Installer team worked with clients to position piece. The dark charcoal gray wall and white moldings create an architectural framing of the piece. A glass chandelier, wood table and zinc countertops create an engaging material dialog with the art piece.
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