Climbing an Immersive Art Experience | Aluminum Art | Our Designers Make Us Look Good
Pam McPeak, ASID, Interior Designer and Owner of Southern Places, Inc. -- Penny & Lucy Lou Art's parent company, where Pam is also the Creative Director, recently completed an installation of art on the stairs of her client's residential home.
START WITH THE ART: It was a collaboration of designer + client -- a meeting of the minds over the past 3 to 4 years. Pam created the idea and set Penny to the task with facilitating the art ensuring it would print properly.
Pam's client loves art! Her home is filled with American Primitive and Folk Art from all over the Southern USA. Her connection and love for the University of South Carolina was an inspiration point. The base of the art is a photograph of one of the oldest oaks at the Historic Horseshoe on the U of SC campus. Penny added a few animals to the photograph, such as the Eastern Bluebird and the client's beloved Golden Retriever, Lucy, to the mural. It truly gives her a realistic custom piece of art including everything she values and loves.
To obtain the best resolution of the image, the actual art file measures the entire width and length of the stairs: 48" X 108" cropped and printed on individual pieces of aluminum with UV cured inks.
After the installation, Pam's client realized how 3-dimensional her stairs became a truly immersive art experience within her own home. She shared about all the memories, as a child growing up, climbing trees and what a full circle reminder she has everyday as she climbs her stairs.
Lucy poses next to her portrait on her new stairs.