This weekend, I took on a meticulous project stenciling a wall for a friend shooting a creative commercial. I began by searching the web for zigzag inspiration.
I love this zigzag pattern in gray and white and if I were doing an interior…I’d probably select something like this with more soothing angles and muted colors. I like how they chose a small wall in order to pack a bold punch!
For his commercial though, we had something different in mind. The shoot will use an optical illusion, a 2 way mirror, and another mirror to maximize the impact of the zigzag wall’s effect. First, I drew it all out by hand using a 60 degree triangle. Here it is below, after I taped off the pattern.
The next morning, I returned and trimmed and painted the entire wall black.
I have to admit that peeling off all that tape was the most fun!
The best part is that after the shoot I am going to show you how he will style his headboard and nightstand in the room….trust me it is going to be interesting!
Needless to say, my weekend vanished into these obsessively painted lines…and I’m happy with the end result.
I am happily recovering from a cocktail of jet lag and a desert music festival. I have rejuvenated enough to share with you an insider’s glimpse of the backstage art at the Coachella Valley Music Festival held annually just outside of Palm Springs.
This is my third year collaborating as an artist and 2nd year in the Art Department backstage. I designed 8 paintings for the event in all, most of them sitting in a little office from a window in Mumbai.
I also spent lots of time styling the trailers with a team of amazing artists led by Mary Anne Campagna. Here is a slideshow of my favorite little tableaus from the dressing rooms. These are the ones quickly styled by me.
Art credits: 1. Concept by Mary Anne Campagna 2. Hilary Hahn 3. Hilary Hahn 4. Mary Anne Campagna 5. Mary Anne Campagna 6. Andrea Chavez 7. Mary Anne Campagna 8. Andrea Chavez
The artwork is contributed by many talented artists, whose bios I hope to share soon! In this set I designed art for She and Him, Infected Mushroom, and Florence and the Machine.
Her songs are catchy and edgy at once. She has a great energy and her performance did not disappoint.
Now that I’m back, this weekend I have so much to catch you up on, I will share my collection of finds from Mumbai along with a sweet photography shop and DIY photo collage for that vacant wall you’ve been needing to fill.