composed landscape

Composed Landscape original collages

Composed Landscapes… five original collages by Janice McDonald in the IMA boardroom.

Here are some photos of the collages arranged on the end wall of the IMA boardroom. The room features a huge wood-slab conference table and views to Denver's Union Station along one side and the office interior on the other. It's an exciting place to have an office… the renaissance of Denver's transit system is coming to fruition right next door.These five original collages were scanned and digitally enlarged 900% to produce the floor to ceiling stairwell murals pictured in earlier posts. They are each 12" wide and of varying heights to account for the different floor to ceiling heights in the stairwell.I'm really thrilled that my collages are highlighted in this gorgeous space!View from elevator lobby across interior stair to glass-walled boardroom.

Stairwell project: enlarged collage installation

Panels awaiting application in the stairwell.After the original collages were completed, they were photographed at very high resolution for enlargement at Nocerino Editions. I prepared half scale digital files with the images in position. Then the images were output by Eye Candy Graphics onto a material that would cling to the still-somewhat-rough concrete walls of the stairwell via a heat process. Here are some photos of the collages being applied to the walls. The high gloss of the material created unexpectedly big highlight flares under the installed lights so a dulling coat was applied on top of the images after all the enlargements were installed.They're HUGE compared to what I've been working with in the studio! But I was very happy to see that the standpipe mostly disappeared in the wildness of the overall image. Also notice that the speaker for sound has now been installed. Still to come, floor coverings, wall paint and sound.Installation of level two collage enlargement in stairwell.