Anthropologie sent gold and copper shapes to each of their stores to treat with the patina effect.
Layers of acrylic paint, gold interference paint, and flour were added to the shapes. When dried, the flour created a matte, crackled texture to simulate natural patina.
"52 Conversations" is a new brand at Anthropologie. Each month, a limited-edition top will be released in four different patterns, or four "conversations." By the end of the year, 52 tops will be released.
The signage was made from a 1x4 plank and painted with a washed stripe treatment. The "52" was drawn in graphite, while "conversations" was hand-painted.
The platform riser was made from birch plywood. The stripe treatment starts out bold and bright, but gradually gets lighter on each side of the box.
"Earth Day" windows. Inspired by the Amazonian rain forests. I created and installed the banana grouping in the center panel.
Tapestries inspired by Monet. I assisted Emily Kozik Perigo (Display Coordinator) with painting and wrapping the tapestry edges with raffia.
"Caught Amid A Summer Field." Design inspired by impressionist art and a mirror-effect into reality. I assisted Emily Kozik Perigo (Display Coordinator) with color matching to the photographic image, painting the wood pieces, and painting the impressionist-style background.
Brian Bemis Battle of the Arts - 25th Anniversary
Sycamore, Dekalb, Kaneland, and Hiawatha High Schools competed in a "Battle of the Arts" to support their respective art departments. For the 25th Anniversary theme, Sycamore chose to represent the "quarter century" through literal quarters, and the quarter/silver anniversary was featured with pop culture icons from 1985. I designed the car as a whole and collaborated on the painting.
Brian Bemis School Duel - Blast from the Past!
Sycamore and DeKalb High Schools competed in a "School Duel" to support their respective art departments. Sycamore represented the 50s and Dekalb represented the 60s. I collaborated on the design and painting.