Had so much fun re-designing Particle Quest in Area15 in to a “Mad Max” style welding shop. Lots of custom fabrication and sourcing for the right look and feel to bring authenticity to the space.
Video and pictures courtesy of Fred Pink
The theme of Lion for this year’s festival lent itself perfectly to a found item piece. Starting with a “geometric” feel- our team built 3 layers, one with LED lights and all with found pods, sticks, palm fronds, leaves, grass and flowers from the site. Mirrors were added to all vertical sections and the natural elements were on the horizontal pieces- seamlessly melding the two in a very large lion to greet guests to the dancefloor.
This was an additional request for our team and they were amazing at thoughtfully planning both sides and painstakingly putting each piece on by hand. A huge thank you to them for taking this on with me.
This was a challenging but fun project not initially on my radar. The festival founder requested a very special place to eat in the food court tent that had its own vibe.
Using found wood leftover from hurricane Irma, I crafted a 30′ chandelier and adorned it with broken pieces of mirror in 3 colors. Fairy lights were added and strands of mirrored garland leftover from last year’s festival were modified and added to swing in the breeze and reflect the light.
Occasionally I get to indulge fantasy and a dream becomes reality in a most spectacular way. This was one of those instances. Years ago I found giant mirrors in an abandoned building and this year I wanted to make a giant cube on the beach from them. Not an easy undertaking, and not on anyone’s build schedule or time frame!
Pat was the best artner-in-crime who drank the rose Kool-Aid, politely took over and made a slim possibility an absolute certainty. A million thanks to him and all those on various SXM festival teams who got the mirrors, helped place, and generally supported the impossible becoming Cubid 19. Lovingly and sarcastically brought to you by the #blackheartharpoonservices. I look forward to many more subversive endeavors.
Sometimes a place needs a little facelift. Sharky’s on Blue Diamond needed some life and soul to keep it on brand. I added tons of hanging plants and I hand made a mosaic at the front counter as phase one of their update.
I heard a rumor and then built one at Encore Beach Club! As a fun, quirky and magical brand, it was a lot of work to bring this brand to life in such a large space- but we did it and it looked great! I managed design and implementation for all aspects of this install.
Custom Photo Op made for Insomniac’s VIP Department to tour on Rolling Loud In Oakland, Miami and Los Angeles. I designed and built the wall so it could travel safely from location to location, where the team would set it up and add the furniture and decor for guests to enjoy.
Fun salon make-over! I made and installed custom lighting and painted a graffiti wall on faux brick. Wallpaper on the other side gives it a very street vibe:) Gold mesh fabric and chain on the door. Love Love Love!
10 weekly installs of Creative Creatures’ design at Encore Beach Club for David Guetta. This included re-imagining the installation of all decor elements, managing the in house team an ensuring the club and DJ were happy with the install on a weekly basis.
Designed and transformed the Artist Lounge for Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino, CA.
Playing off the Alice in Wonderland theme, it was fun to design spaces to gather under the fabric “mushrooms”. Fun florals for the table add to the whimsy and amenities like glitter, food trucks and snacks make the place enjoyable for the event’s artists.