Client: Parkway Realty Services
Location: Atlanta, Ga., United States
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $43,600
Marilyn Suriani Photography
Victoria Glass, Videographer and Editor
Installation for valet lobby at 3350 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA. Original water photo on glass to cover entire wall at 10' x 28'. Installed with seven 10' x 4' glass panels @300lbs each. Photograph printed as Duratrans and adhered to back of glass.
The valet lobby was to be all glass exterior showcasing artwork on side of building with some visibility on main street. The entire building and valet lobby interior and some exterior was renovated. Valet lobby installation is the only artwork on the main floor of building. The idea was for it to "glow" from floor to ceiling and to create an image that would be appealing on a daily basis. This is where employees enter and exit during day as well as visitors.
I was invited to submit work through art consultant representing the architects designing renovation. Their client was the building owner. I met with architects and building management numerous times and I attended all construction meetings with contractor. I was responsible for the production and I worked very closely with all of the above and especially my printer and the glass installer,.
I live on a lake and I have been photographing water for eight years after having spent many years as a documentary and editorial photographer. Liquid Emerald was created specifically for this project and is the largest photo I have ever produced. Since I was shooting on a pontoon on the water, I worked with a Hasselblad medium format camera, a Phase One digital back producing 245 MBs and a gyro stabilizer, making it possible to achieve the ultimate size. The actual shooting period spanned six weeks.