Client: Private Client
Location: Houston, TX, United States
Completion date: 2015
Artwork budget: $55,000
Randall Schmit Studio
Public Art Agent
Res Nova Art Advisory
The private collector commissioned canvas paintings, containing subject matter consistent with the artist (Randall Schmit)’s aesthetic and body of work, specifically to be created within the context of the artist's current “Sans Serif” series. The location was the living area of the collector's residence, with cathedral ceilings, large windows facing a courtyard pool, and clerestory windows surmounted with wrought iron gratings.
Goals included integrating the gestural line drawings in the mural to graphically merge with the wrought iron mounted on the windows. The artist included references to water as the large windows faced an outdoor pool.
The artist, collector, and the collector's designer wife collaborated about scale, placement and imagery for this very personal family interior.
My proposal was to hang three contiguous panel paintings to create a mural describing a parallel world. The paintings were arranged in a manner that evokes narrative and structural associations between the pictures. Hung as a triptych, the action of each panel reference those adjoining it, with each acting as a counterpoint for the entire system.