I TREAT EVERY COMMISSION AS A COLLABORATION.
Large or small, I treat every commission as a collaboration. My experience with commissions extends from projects as large as multi-panel installations for public and corporate spaces to as small as the perfect vessel accent for an interior design project.
Through years of working with art consultants, interior designers and individual homeowners, I have developed a step-by-step commission process that puts the vision of each of my clients first. Not exactly sure what the vision is just yet? My process can walk you through that too.
Check out the recently finished commissions below and email me for an Information Sheet that details my commission process.
- Commission for an Illinois Residence (1/11/2019) - One of my favorite things to work on is commissions. Such was the case for this newly remodeled residence in Illinois. And can you believe they took these photos themselves? Truly Pinterest worthy, their new space is quite dreamy. Each of these highly textural pieces measures 10 x 10.” Overall, the installation is 35 x 35″ as installed.
- Custom Color Commission (6/28/2018) - Remember this green? It always reminds me of spring. Or fresh vegetables. And it’s back for home interiors! I know so because I’ve been getting inquiries about creating pieces with this colorway. I view each commission as a collaboration. So, when I was asked to create a six-piece ombre set with custom colors, I was thrilled.
- New Commission for Pennsylvalnia (6/11/2018) - Custom Dreamscape Commission created to specifically fit within a wall niche in Pennsylvania. Coloration was created to echo the colors within the client’s luxry space. Overal measurements are 14″ wide by 10″ tall.
- Finished Commission (5/31/2018) - This is a finished custom piece for a client measuring 15″ diameter and in client’s colors of choice: Plum, Navy and Charcoal.
- Commission for a Repeat Client (3/28/2018) - I’m so happy to complete this glass triptych in a colorway that suits her new remodel. She loved this set in red and black, but that set would not match her new decor. No problem! We picked complimentary colors out of her amazing wallpaper choice.
- A Hospital in Lake Forest Illinois (3/25/2018) - A great many thanks go to Art Expressions for commissioning my work for their client, a hospital in Lake Forest Illinois. Art Expressions is a long-time art consultancy firm located near the hospital that was charged with the responsibility of commissioning art for an entire new wing. What a huge project! When they contacted me last year to discuss a possible commission, I immediately forwarded them samples to include in their presentation to their client. Lucky for me, their client chose my work, among others. Many ideas went back and forth (brainstorming with a client is one of my favorite parts of the process) before the client settled on a design for a large installation consisting of eight 20 x 20″ panels, with coloration and gradation flows connecting the entire composition. Overall, the installation measures 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall. Here’s how the final install turned out (spoiler alert – I love it!): Thanks again Art Expressions! I hope we get to do this again soon.
- Commissioned Dreamcape Sculpture (3/22/2018) - I seriously love commissions. I view each one as a collaboration and try to include my client in the creative process as much as possible. So when a client contacted me to commission a special piece for her home, I was excited to help out. In this case, my client was re-decorating a space and wanted the perfect finishing touch. We worked together on the size, shape, and texture before hammering out the final coloration of the piece. We were so pleased with how it turned out. The multiple blue tones are incredibly aquatic.
- New Commission (6/5/2017) - A finished commission for a remodel in Michigan, this piece is large at 26″ wide by 16″ tall. Created with reclaimed glass, pigments, and variegated copper foils.
- Finished Commission for Texas (9/26/2016) - Custom dreamscape tabletop sculpture measuring 34″ wide x 12″ tall x 4″ deep for a Fredricksburg, Texas client. Created from reclaimed glass, pigments, and variegated copper foil and displayed in a custom steel stand.
- New Work – Finished Commission (9/13/2016) - Reclaimed glass, multiple layers of pigments and various types of variegated and non-variegated metal foils. Measurements 26″ wide x 16″ deep x 5″ tall.
- Finished Commission for Southern California (8/23/2016) - This piece was created for a southern California designer who needed a medium sized vessel for one of his clients. We used Mediterranean green and charcoal to create a custom piece that coordinates with the client’s kitchen. Made from reclaimed glass, the piece measures 15″ diameter x 3″ tall.
- Completed Commission, Amador Bowl Revised (5/17/2016) - Want some blue with that green? A client really liked Amador Bowl, which is a production piece . . . but really wanted the bright green to be more . . . blue/green. No problem, it’s on its way. Made with reclaimed glass, pigments, and variegated copper foil. I like the blue/green of this bowl so much, I may incorporate it into a production bowl, but with a different pattern, of course.
- Finished Commission (5/10/2016) - Newly finished commission, shipped out today. This large table top sculpture measures 15″ tall and 30″ wide and features Mediterranean green, black and variegated copper foil. It sits in a custom steel stand.
- New Work: Sedona Arch Commission (5/4/2016) - Inspired by the stunning geology of Sedona, AZ, this piece is created from reclaimed glass, pigments, and variegated copper foil. It is complete with a custom stand that features an off-center rear post so that the negative space in the center of the arch remains unobstructed. Measurements: 20″ wide, 9″ tall, and 4.5″ deep.
- New Work – MRMC Commision (10/19/2015) - Newly finished, this is a wall Installation for the Milford Regional Medical Center emergency room located in Milford, Massachusetts. The colors in the piece are made to coordinate with the hospital’s theme colors. Created from reclaimed glass, pigments, and variegated copper foil. Total installation measures 40 x 40.” Detail, Lover Left Panel
- Most Favorite Commission Ever (and I hope you never see it) (6/12/2015) - This is my favorite commission to date. The project consists of four 18″ x 18″ reclaimed glass panels finished in plum, sky blue, violet, sea foam green and variegated copper foil. They will hang on the wall in between banks of windows in the waiting room of a new cancer treatment facility at Boston General Hospital. I hope you never see this commission for obvious reasons. I hope that you never find yourself in the waiting room of a hospital, much less a cancer treatment facility. It is my favorite piece for less obvious reasons. While I love how the piece turned out, I love its purpose even more. Given its venue, the piece may serve as a place to rest worried and tired eyes. It may serve as something ‘else’ to talk about. It may even serve as a brief distraction from the task at hand. Even though it may be for only a short moment, the piece may actually help someone. Maybe even more than one someone. I hope I get the opportunity to do …
- Finished Commission for Chicago Collector (4/24/2015) - Custom piece for a Chicago collector. Reclaimed glass, pigments, silver-toned foil displayed in a powder-coated steel stand. 31″ x 10″ x 4″ Detail shots:
- St. Louis Park Commission (2/18/2015) - Custom piece for a collector from St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Measurements: Approximately 24″ wide x 11″ tall.
- Canton Commission Completed (1/19/2015) - The great thing about commissions? Sometimes you’re asked to create something you wouldn’t ordinarily have thought to make. In this case, the collector asked that some of the variegated copper leaf be applied to the front of the piece. I would not have thought to do this, but I rather like how it turned out. Final dimensions, 20″ tall x 10″ wide.
- Finished Commission (4/1/2014) - Finished Commission for a New York collector. Reclaimed glass, pigment, and variegated copper foil. Presented in steel stand that was powder-coated with bronze finish.