Recently, a long time client and now dear friend of 15 years, bravely transitioned from a traditional home to a modern one in Manhattan Beach. When they bought the home, this very large 12 foot green monstrosity was hanging in the foyer (vertically). They had the brilliant idea to up-cycle it and of course I was up for the challenge.
You can see the original artist had applied these raised 3D circle rings all over. Originally we thought we could cover them with texture but ultimately we decided to stretch NEW canvas on the existing frame.
These images were compiled to communicate color, feel and direction.
A little detour here… I thought I would try out a sort of seaweed with poured paint. Ultimately it was edited out and smoothed over. This is also where the coral color was mostly removed. I’m really happy this happened because it only added dimension, direction, depth and texture to the overall piece.
The only bit of coral I ended up on the piece. I thought less was more in this situation but it was absolutely essential to create interest and break up all of the blue. The coral color is also found in some of the wallpaper and fabrics elsewhere in the home.
Looking down at the finished piece installed in their beautiful new home. What a pleasure it was to create this piece for friends I adore and have known for so many years. I’m so thrilled that they have made the leap into a fresh new start in their modern home by the sea.