The Devil Wears Nada - CODAworx

The Devil Wears Nada

Submitted by Abby Goodman

Client: Marriot Renaissance Hotel

Location: New York City, NY, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $7,000

Project Team

Art Consultant

Kirsten Nicholas



Abby Goodman


The clean design was specific to the aesthetic of the hotel lobby. They wanted a 5′ x 7′ piece to cover a specific wall in the hotel lobby. Minimal color, with shoe elements to reference the fashion district where the hotel is located.


The designers wanted artwork displayed throughout the entire hotel. All the work has edgy, urban, fashion oriented elements to reference the surrounding NYC fashion district and art center. Many artists and craftspeople executed works that ranged from one of a kind artwork, to custom metal handrails and bathroom mirrors.


The designer wanted the piece to revolve around the idea of stiletto shoes. I altered the original design for fabrication purposes. The client dictated the scale, and we worked together to determine the final colors and layout.