This large-scale residential commission was just installed in a recently renovated home. The clients worked with architect Jeanie Petrick over the past several months to renovate their early 1900s home with a contemporary industrial twist. They saw my architectural abstractions hanging at a show last spring and envisioned a piece on their dark charcoal gray dining room wall connecting with both their contemporary aesthetic and commitment to incorporating local art into their home. These clients have collected art from local artists in the various cities they’ve lived in, making art an important part of their story.
After a studio visit, the clients selected an abstraction of the exterior beam structure of the 875 N. Michigan Ave building. They determined that a horizontal piece at a full 60” x 36” would hold the wall in their dining room. The horizontal orientation created an expanded canvas for exploring the urban beauty in these architectural lines and rhythms.
The dark charcoal gray wall and white moldings create an architectural framing of the piece. A glass chandelier, wood table and zinc countertops create an engaging material dialog with the art piece in the space.