Urban Chic

Submitted by Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services

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Client: Philip Schiller and Kim Gassett

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $26,468

Project Team

Artist

Jacqueline Becker

Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services

Artist

Sand T Kalloch

Sand T Kalloch

Artist

David Hacin

Hacin + Associates

Overview

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.

Goals

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.

Process

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.

Additional Information

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!