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Liora Manné - La Montage - raised yarn

Ceiling; Design for Gensler Hotel

Fabric Rug designs; Yayla design discussion

283 Broadway tile design: approved

Painting - NYC studio

Maggie Daly Arts Center, Bridgeport, CT - 5 year anniversary

Daniel Heyman studio visit

Gensler, Boston

Developing a design for a hotel ceiling for the Colonnade Hotel in Boston using plaster, wax and gold and silver wax layers.

Liora Manné

We are also working on design using the Liora Manné La Montage process for the second time. We would like to use yarn thread in this design for a contrast in relief texture. Below are examples of the texture and the colors of the thread.

283 Broadway

Final color for facade design

NYC Painting:

What I see from my desk in NYC is distracting. I try limit myself to how much time I spend painting it. Wednesday it was very sunny - the water was so blue. Thursday was very grey.

Thursday's view

Maggie Daly Arts Center, Bridgeport, CT

The artists in the center, though facing some mental and physical challenges are engaged, hardworking and creating beautiful images. They had a beautiful opening on Thursday in which they exhibited an installations using fabric, materials of all kinds and paint and worked together as a group to explore nature and history. Below is a print of drawing that was for sale.

Daniel Heyman Studio

Visited Daniel Heyman - his latest work is with paper screens and drawings.

Tech Company, Boston

260 Franklin, Boston- Glass Strikeoff


260 Franklin, Boston - Felt Strike off

283 Broadway: Choosing color for glazed brick

NYC Paintings - Diebenkorn & Matisse

FAUX PAINTING - TECH Company, Boston (Saturday)

As a part of of finishing my project I was asked to do a repair on part of a wall. The carpenters added a wooden triangular plank to the side of part of wall to create the illusion of a square corner. I was asked to "faux" it in. I could not use plaster so I used acrylic paint instead. The challenge was that the piece on the end was not flush to the existing wall. Below are before and after photos.

Tech Company: Faux painting_wood repair primed (start of project)

Tech company_Faux Painting: Creating a layer of color that is the same value of existing plaster

Almost done.

260 Franklin: Glass Strikeoff at Stantec, Boston (Monday)

We approved the new glass sample from Skyline Design for the 260 Franklin project.

260 Franklin Felt Wall Strikeoff, Liora Manné showroom, New York (Tuesday)

The next day in New York, we approved the felt sample for the wall.

Felt Strikeoff 260 Franklin, Boston project

Wed.- Spring in NYC (Wed.)

Gramercy Park

NYC STUDIO: 283 Broadway: Picking color for tile

First Drafts (not glued)


2nd Draft

NYC Paintings: The paintings are views from the NYC Studio. They are observational paintings at the time trying to explore Diebenkorn/Matisse, specifically paintings from the

exhibit at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

View from studio

View from studio (NYC)

Matisse - Notre Dame

260 Franklin, Boston

Tech Firm, Boston

Yayla, 283 Broadway, Cambridge

Liora Manné, D & D Building, NYC

Felt wall at 260 Franklin

260 Franklin:

Architect: Stantec

18' x 18' vinyl art piece, renovated lobby

The vinyl wallpaper art piece was hung last week. This week we have been painting on it to bring out the colors, using a lift and a paint brush taped to a bamboo pole.

We had a lot of visitors to our lift; people who work in the building find it unusual to see an artist at work. We have been asked to consult on colors for a dingy ("the big boat is black"); facetimed with a 7 year old child sick at home; and discussed art exhibits in Russia and San Francisco.

A resident art historian asked about my views on on the line between art & design - and I try to create an overlap. Her podcast: The Lonely Pallete, draws a connection between the viewer and an specific artwork.

Towards the end of the week, the photographers and videographers, Darby McLaughlin and Steven Julien-Stewart, came in helped photograph and paint.

260 Franklin: Unrolling the wallpaper

260 Franklin: Darby painting & Steven taking a video

Tech. Firm, Seaport Area

Architect: Gensler, Boston

The plaster walls are finished except for minor touchups. There were many designs created for this project: trying to get the texture and color just right. The final design has a concrete feel of texture with the warm color of ochre. The finish needs to stand up to the strong light in the space and to the flanking red aged brick walls .

We used color theory on vibration to give it some life:

1st coat: light blue

2nd coat: dark blue texture

3rd: black texture

4th: plaster wash deep reddish yellow

5th: plaster wash coat of lighter warm yellow

6th coat: medium greenish yellow

Final Coat: WAX

Tech. Firm: Plaster board designs created for the project.

Tech. Firm: The walls have the blue basecoat and one coat of darker blue texture.

Tech. Firm: 4th coat: darker reddish yellow

Yayla: Color Design for the exterior facade

Architect: Alex Svirsky

The owner of Yayla, Tibetan rug fabricator, is in the process of renovating his building at 283 Broadway in Cambridge. A Uzbekistan Tile design used on a larger scale, references the rug store within. This week we are picking colors for the exterior glazed tile (blues and greys) and for the tile pieces.

Yayla: color design using pattern

260 Franklin: Felt Wall

Architect: Stantec

At the moment we are refining colors for a felt wall for 260 Franklin. The fabricator Liora Manné, located in New York, has a large felt library match colors.

260 Franklin: Design for felt wall piece fabricated by Liora Manné

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