The artwork was commissioned to create a piece for the entry room of a multi-level residence. The wall is heavily textured limestone and seen from 2 levels.
The goal was to create a organic artwork that complemented the stone wall and continued the interior atmosphere of natural materials . This entry space is the transition from the outside of a group of ancient live oak trees to the interior where ones sees a stream flowing past the high arched window. The stream runs under a room of glass walls connecting one part of the home to the other. This entry room is the introduction of a space with nature inside and out.
The team decided which surface technique of the artist would complement the stone wall. The choice narrowed to either multi petal-like units or layers of fluffy triangular units. Samples were compared on the wall and the cup/cone texture was determined. Then the size of 6’ x 4’ was decided and the “hombre” or “bokashi” color transition was selected: navy, to teal, to pale red ochre. In the studio the artist made the units of thousands of cast shapes of heavily beaten abaca handmade paper. They were then painted and sealed with acrylic and mounted on a panel.
Share Via Email
CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art
The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.
[ manifesto ]
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.