On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a wall very distressed in oranges and golds….I managed to get a great deal of depth using iridescents and glazes, even tho I tore away parts- to me if the age doesn’t look like it was caused by the passing of the years or other natural occurrence, I am not happy. Of course, there are many walls that are made to look “painterly’, so discovering the clients fantasies about what they’d like for their environment is the first step…..
Here is a simple, cool solution to a bar face….we had boards cut and placed in diagonals, Pictus used a combination of stains, pigments, etc, to enhance a worn, weathered feel. Most of the place is done in Greys and black, with a few colour elements, so this wood design feels quite present- with notes of rust, weather, and age…..
Just revisited a jewel-like bathroom are for a client who appreciates the magical in everyday life….deep blues on walls, with metallic/ iridescents in contained organic areas. As the light changes, the various large shapes, and the resulting fields within, appear, disappear, glow, change colour and more….showering by candlelight is a definite must in this space….
A very manicured, elegant Bedroom. Interior Design by Baider Interiors. We used metallics and iridescents to add glow to this light-washed room.
A few months ago, I designed the new bags for the Whittemore House. This is a view of the proof, I guess the whole shipment is due any day…..We used the logo I created for them, as well as my “Bird Man”…a departure for the first bags I designed there. I’ll have to post them both, especially as the old ones are going fast, and being ‘collected’ by patrons…..
A piece that a client recently purchased, awaiting delivery. This is a Photogram of an antique bottle I found in the woods behind my old house, in it is a ‘moth’. it is a silver print ( made in darkroom )…I put it in a destroyed old frame years ago. The oval is underneath the glass, and the whole thing has a ghostlike presence. I’ve had clients bugging me for it for some years, finally gave in to one with a collection it would be happy in…
In Westchester, some unusual walls in a study. The designer Martin Heinz wanted to get an old, decayed leather effect, so I layered and layered using a few different techniques. Even forcing cracks in selected areas- reminiscent of the type of cracking that occurs in worn leather. After producing a few variations of a ‘leather brown’ ( each layer was a variation on the colours) -I finally drybrushed the by now raised areas, to complete the look, which is very warm and inviting.