The Sun America commission is finished and installed in the Sun America building in Century City. 3 of the largest paintings I have done. The large red one is 18 ft wide and 9 ft high. It is in the main lobby as you enter the building. EOP/Blackstone own the building and are my clients. They have been collecting my work for nearly 10 years and are wonderful to work with and very supportive! I am very grateful to have clients like I have!!
The other 2 works are in the elevator banks of the building. The blue one is visable from Avenue of the Stars at night when you drive by.
My next big project is a public art project at the Nashville Airport being installed in September 2014.
As I finish my commission, I have opened my studio doors to friends, clients, curators, etc. I think it is very important that artists take the time to do this and to listen to what is said and how the art is received.
On Monday, Adam Gross from Lapis and Harold Huttas, both very good friends and very versed in the art world did an early morning visit. Adam, a former Moca person, had wonderful insights into how my work has evolved over the years and the importance of works this large to my overall body of work.
Harold, an old school printer (Insight Printing) has worked with some of the greats over the years such as Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra, Robert Rauschenberg, to name a few. Harold has visited the studio many times and especially since I started this commission. He was able to see the window replaced with a 10ft door in order to get the giant canvas' in as well and the slow completion of the 3 works.
We talked for an hour or so and then I returned to working on my new group of works.
My point is that studio visits open up a world of possibilities. The conversations always have a life of their own and will usually bring up something that you have been toying with in your own mind. Invaluable, priceless information and a great way to spend your time!
Here are the 2 works for the elevator lobbies at the Sun America bldg. Very difficult to photograph the blue one because it is so large and reflective!
Over the weekend I finished the commission for the Sun America building! This work is 9 ft high x 18 ft wide. It still has some wet spots on it as you can see in the photo! Installation is set for mid- May!
These are the 2 works that will go in the elevator banks of the building. Each work fits into an alcove at the end of the elevator lobby flanked by the elevators on each side.
12 feet high x 8 feet wide.
Thank you to my art reps that made this happen!
Todd Williamson artist.