WAVELENGTH SUITE DESIGN AND MURAL // STUDIO HOTEL ALLSTON // BOSTON, MA
Studio Hotel Allston is a new artist hotel in Boston sited/retrofitted in a hotel building that had stood vacant in many years. It's located in the same neighborhood, Lower Allston, where I lived for 7 years and started many projects such as the New Craft Artists in Action. Local women-owned art consulting business Isenberg Projects invited me to design one of the 8 custom suites that visitors may book. I completed a hand-painted mural throughout the foyer, bathroom and living room of the suite. The bedroom is covered in a wallpaper I based on the painted work, accompanied by 4 related drawings. The overall designs are variations on several classic quilting patterns that arrange squares and quarter circles to form motifs like Baseball, Drunkards Path, Snowball, Bows & Arrows, Around the World, Love Ring, Fools Puzzle etc. I’ve been calling my version Wavelength in reference to the complex chromatic spectrum used. The greys are all handmixed and run dark-to-light around the room from floor to ceiling.