Taking a striking image snapped by commercial fisherman and photographer Corey Arnold of a woman dragging a net through the mud in Bristol Bay, Alaska, artist Bart Soutendijk created a 3D mural with a “wire [that] adds strength and texture,” he explains.
Dallas-Fort Worth airport flight paths served as inspiration for the art piece behind the front desk of the Renaissance Dallas thanks to artist Aaron Koblin, who has been visualizing air traffic over North America for a variety of projects.
HBA Dubai project director Hassan Sami says the intent was to evoke the spirit of Dubai’s growing downtown area, which “is all about fast transformation and flow,” choosing mixed-media installations in the Reading meeting room and Collection room that speak to the theme.
Project: The Address Boulevard, Dubai
Design Firms: HBA Dubai and Emaar Hospitality Group
Art Consultant: Soho Myriad
Artist: Suzanne Selman
Photography by Nicholas Dumont and courtesy of SoHo Myriad
In the restaurant’s Collection room, Selman crafted eight pieces of 3D butterflies by hand using Japanese origami paper, antique book pages, and sewing. “They represent freedom, prosperity, and metamorphosis,” Selman explains.
Along with capturing the bustling streets of New York’s Chinatown, artist Mr. EwokOne wanted to infuse his mural, all done with aerosol spray paint, with overwhelming color, forcing guests to “slowly digest everything on the walls around,” he says.
Constituting three walls surrounding a central staircase, the mural was inspired by “a city rapidly gentrifying from its ‘grungy’ past” and “a remarkable adjacency between the built world and a pruned nature” found in Bellevue and its sister city Seattle, says street artist Gaia.