All things spooky and cocooned inside- and a creepy carnival outside! Halloween Area 15 style was fun to put together. We made tons of table toppers, used boxes of spider web, hid some all seeing eyes and Asia Goddess of Sparkle told everyone a fortune. Prize walls and photo shoots completed this install.
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.
This is always one of the best gigs to start the year! This year’s shows went off without a hitch. I love working with such a professional team and meeting great people. It was bittersweet to be the last “official” show at the Hard Rock, but we look forward to hosting the show when it is Virgin next year. Diplo headlined this year and had the whole crowd dancing! Great to see my worlds collide a little;)
Sometimes you get an interesting call that isn’t “technically” design, and isn’t pure art department…..but is a fun challenge! This call was to fix the largest disco ball I have ever seen. Rumor is that it was Elton John’s and she had been used hard and not put away carefully. I named her Rhoda Richards in case the rumor was true;) She was just over 9 feet across and she needed love (and a special permit to drive her on the road- who knew?).
With some careful attention and love- she cleaned up well and was carefully hung for patrons to enjoy at Countdown- Insomniac’s New Year’s party in San Bernardino.
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.
Stop #2 on the tour was Venice Beach, CA. Also a challenging build in a tight space, but we did it and learned a lot about how the containers traveled.