Client: Philip Schiller and Kim Gassett
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $26,468
Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services
Sand T Kalloch
Sand T Kalloch
Hacin + Associates
A free flowing, site specific, multipart ceramic wall relief sculpture was installed in a twenty foot long gallery hallway, in conjunction with a series of five acrylic and resin droplet.
During renovation and enlargement of this Boston condo in a 200 year old historic Boston wharf building, the architect chose to create a hallway gallery that connects the living room and kitchen on one end with the media room and bedrooms on the other. Ceramic art with implied movement was selected to visually pull viewers through the space, while the droplet paintings offer a colorful counterpoint and more fixed rest for eye while in the hallway.
The ceramic artist Jennifer Prichard prepared an old school hand drawn design based on my feedback and the clients favorite color, purple. Samples of the elements where prepared and approved, and the artist's contract stipulated that the details of her design would be decided during installation to allow her to fully respond to the space and optimize synergy between the art and the architecture. Placement of her elements allow you to glimpse the sculpture from the living room and the media room at either end. The resin paintings by Sand T Kalloch were selected to be a more fixed counterpoint to the wall relief. Both make subtle reference to the water outside at the Boston Harbor location.
We loved the result, and so did our clients. We went on to commission another Prichard Design sculpture for their house in Half Moon Bay, CA, this one reminiscent of the moon!