Commissioned by City of Rockville, Maryland for its Swim and Fitness Center
The room had major acoustical problems, which led the City to specifically seek textile art for the space. I mitigated the problem through the use of painted acoustical baffles and heavily-textured (including pleats) fabric wall art. Graphic design and placement in the room incorporates an architectural wave element present in the lobby and hallway (pictured below), and inspired by aerial photography of Maryland.
This was commissioned for the reception area of St Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. The panels are installed over glass-tiled niches behind the reception desk. The quilts’ true colors are purples, greens, and golds.
Honeylocusts are spiny trees with a flattened crown of spreading branches. The bark is fissured in long ridges.
The book’s image1 of Honeylocust cells in tangential section, and low magnification, emphasized the tree’s growth rings. The flame-like cells seemed unusual to me.