Selected Installation projects for clients .
Indigo is Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer, operating 200+ stores in all ten provinces and one territory, and through a website offering a selection of books, toys, home décor, stationery and gifts.
With a new vision for the look and layout of their stores, I was brought onto the Indigo team developed a series of large scale art pieces to elevate the different departments of their flagship stores around Canada and first store In the United states. The goal of these pieces was to add a sense of playfulness to the stores that could be enjoyed by both children and adults.
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY SPINNER
One of the main focuses of the art pieces in the stores, was to create some interactivity with the customer. Made up of 4 artists done in 3 separate art styles (Photography, Illustration, Screen-printing), this large spinner pulls in the customer and allows them to play with each individual panel and create a unique piece of collaged artwork from the different styles.
STORIES CONNECT US
This lenticular was created to mimic the feel and joy of a flip book coming to life. Composed of 3 separate images of famous Canadian writers and and influential people, the images change as the customer moves around it, making them the moving piece in this artwork.
THE PAPER SHOP
With a love for the beautiful intricate work of paper cut artist we wanted to make something that had felt delicate but could also withstand the daily interaction of customers. Created to look like a massive paper cut artwork, it changes colour as you move around it. At some angles its just white while at others, hidden colours are revealed.
Set in the heart of Liberty Village, 80 Atlantic is Toronto’s first new timber-frame commercial building to be built in a generation. Integrating natural and high performance materials, it sets a new standard of development, offering high-design work environments and collaborative spaces.
Designed and created with Nicole Charles, we chose wood to align with the timber frame of the building. Referencing a reconnection to the natural world and the area’s history, this sculptural mural includes elements of architecture from Liberty Village’s past and present as well as shapes pulled from flora and nano-structures found in the area.
Examining growth in an enclave of continual change
The STACKT Market is a unique, ever-changing and curated retail experience set within old shipping containers. Made up of like-minded local, national and international residents each providing new ways to shop, connect, and discover.
Designed and painted with Nicole Charles, this mural for Dialog Design was executed live during the launch party of their new Toronto office. This piece is inspired by a few of the many different projects created by Dialog.
Dialog is passionate about design and believe it can, and should, meaningfully improve the wellbeing of our communities and the environment we all share.
Dialog Design Mural
As the lead on all mixed media, modular art and design work with PI Fine Art, I worked closely with their in-house factory, manufacturing partners, and interior designers. I was responsible for designing and engineering large and small-scale artwork for prominent display in Marriott hotels across North America. These projects ranged from wall sculptures to custom furniture, framed artwork to wall covering murals, etched glass windows and large plexiglass installations.
Created with artist Nicole Charles, "Crystal Maze” was made for The Art Gallery of Ontario’s annual fundraiser. It is an immersive installation that invites viewers to walk amongst a series of 12 glowing acrylic structures, constructed of wood, adhesives, acrylic paint and LED lights. The piece was created to fit within the event’s theme “Crystal”. The shapes and colours reference gemstones, reflecting how they’re created and the value we imbue them with.
Formed below the earth’s surface over billions of years, gemstones are precious objects. In contrast, acrylic is a common plastic, created for temporary, disposable uses.
Through the production of this piece we grew increasingly conscious of the ephemeral nature of a one night art event and the waste incurred. Furthermore, as we continue to create and dispose of human made objects such as plastic, they will end up as technofossils within the layers of our earth.
How can we treat these events and projects differently? How can we use these opportunities to educate the public and the art world? How can we align material and meaning within our work and daily lives?
Art Gallery of Ontario
PI Fine Art
Developed for PI Fine Art in order to showcase a selection of artwork and products that best demonstrate the company's abilities as leaders in the hotel industry. I designed and created each piece on display in the booth in such a way that it could be recreated for clients worldwide. The booths were displayed at the Boutique Design New York (BDNY) show, the Interior Design Show (IDS) in Toronto, where it won the Silver Award for Best Booth Design, and the Boutique Design West show, where it was the product design winner.
IDS | Toronto | Jan 20-21, 2018 ** SILVER AWARD FOR BEST BOOTH DESIGN**
The Interior Design Show is Canada’s design fair.
BDNY | New York City | Nov. 12-13, 2017
Boutique Design New York (BDNY) is the leading trade fair and conference for the hospitality design industry, serving the eastern United States, Canada and Europe.
BDWest | Los Angeles | March 4-5, 2018 ** PRODUCT DESIGN WINNER**
A Hospitality Design Trade Fair and Conference, Offering Inventive Products for Hospitality Interiors and a Heightened Focus on Education.