Two themes run across the artworks of this project. The first theme uses animals and birds to express family values such as love and togetherness. The second theme for artworks is inspired from the intricate tiles used in the flooring in different spaces. These artworks seek to personalise and customise the artwork for that particular space through the use of the same motif as in the tile.
Project: Art Integration for an Apartment in Surat, Gujarat
Design Area: 3900 sq ft (carpet area)
Client: Mr. Kapil Arora
Year of Completion: November 2018
Design Team: Ms. Saloni Shah, Ms. Vidhi Desai, Mr. Jabir Kureshi
Photography Credits: Mr. Chetan Vakhariya
In the artwork in the living room, the family is depicted as a flock of birds that fly in their own zones all day and come back together at home that is symbolised as a tree.
Size : 1990 mm x 1040 mm (6’-6” x 3’-5”)
Technique : Artistically painted plywood base as a tree and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) layers cut and painted in the shape of a bird.
The motif is designed resembling the patterns in the tiles, reflecting the geometry as well as to continue and form a language with space.
Size : 1220 mm x 1220 mm (4’-0” x 4’-0”)
Technique : MS is sheared in the shape of the motifs observed on the tiles.
The birds drinking water from the bowl portrays the client’s family of five where the birds sitting are imagined as the client, his wife, and his father while the birds flying is compared with his son for the dynamism of a child. The one sitting above and watching is his mother who passed away and is still looking at them from heaven.
Size : 1040 mm x 1040 mm (3’-5” x 3’-5”)
Technique : Manually painted plywood base and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) layers are cut and painted in the shape of a bird.
Flamingos are recognized for their togetherness and moving in flocks like friends, family and acquaintances, always in unison and a back-up for each other, taking care of each other at all times.
Size : 3630 mm x 1450 mm (11’-11” x 4’-9”)
Technique : Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) cut and manually painted in the shape of flamingos with Wood wool board painted in blue used for the acoustics.
This artwork uses elephants because of their humble and kind nature also protecting their young ones just like parents love and take care of their children, portraying a strong bond between them.
Size : 2340 mm x 1040 mm (7’-8” x 3’-5”)
Technique : Painted plywood base and chamfered Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) layers are used to create a three- dimensional effect depicting elephants.
The design of the tiles is replicated in the artwork for optical concurrence creating a style and adding visual impact to the space.
Size : 2650 mm x 1080 mm (8’-6” x 3’-6”)
Technique : SS and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) layers used alternatively, with embroidery work uniquely done on it in order to match the motif of the tiles.
The design of the tiles is replicated in the artwork for optical concurrence creating a style and adding visual impact to space.
Size : 2150 mm x 950 mm (7’-0” x 3’-0”)
Technique : Play of SS and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) layers, with embossed chamfered layers of the same in order to match the motif of the tiles.
The artwork demonstrates different chapters of the life of a couple with the chemistry between the giraffes. The first picture showing their phase of love when they first met, the second when they are not in agreement while the third of their love as they still come together to take care of their children.
Size : 2440 mm x 1220 mm (8’-0” x 4’-0”)
Technique : Textured paint and artistically painted Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) layers crafted to depict a giraffe.