Pick Up Sticks

Submitted by Linda Leviton

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Client: Wells Fargo Bank

Location: Des Moines, IA, United States

Completion date: 2006

Project Team

Artist

Linda Leviton

Client

Wells Fargo Bank

Art Consultant

Robert Smith

Overview

This project was done for the Wells Fargo corporate headquarters in Des Moines IA.
The process was to take a 36″ square piece and turn it into a 12' x 15' work of art for this very prominent wall. The piece was made in 6 modules and made to slot together and hang on a system of cleats. Each square is copper painted with oil laminated to wood and attached to a wood grid clad in copper to look like solid copper. The second piece I created is the 14″ x 42″, behind reception desk.

Goals

The goal was to build the larger piece, and once that was designed, the idea of making complimentary work for behind the reception desk helped fill out the space nicely.

Process

The art consultant was familiar with my work. She was specifically drawn the to the quilt effect I create. Starting with this concept, we worked together on size, layout, design and color scheme.