Kaleidoscope at Andaz Scottsdale
My art is now in every room of the most fabulous new resort in Scottsdale. Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa recently opened featuring work by the artists of the Cattle Track Arts compound. Mark McDowell and Brent Bond were both instrumental in getting my work seen and selected by the designers of the Andaz property. I have them to thank for this wonderful opportunity to have Kaleidoscope and a lot of other work featured at the resort.
Kaleidoscope began life as a simple drawing of triangles and lines in a tiny sketchbook. I then enlarged the drawing by mirroring it and flipping the orientation into a larger and more complex symmetrical composition. This iteration of the drawing was made into a series of etchings with Cindi Ettinger of C.R. Ettinger Studio of Philadelphia. Some of the etchings were purely line etchings while others combined line and aquatint in several colors. Additionally some of the prints were hand-worked, adding color and texture through collage and/or watercolor.
Kaleidoscope was selected by the designers of Andaz Scottsdale to appear in all of their 206 guest rooms. The work chosen was a unique print created by hand-painting areas with iridescent copper watercolor, collaging triangles of textured brown Japanese paper and drawing lines with graphite (see image below). I photographed the hand-worked print and digitally manipulated the colors in Photoshop. This provided the Andaz design team with a wide range of color stylings to choose from that would compliment the color palette of Alexander Girard’s mid-century textiles that appear throughout the property.
The four different color stylings of the manipulated unique print were digitally printed (archival inkjet) by the amazing Carlos Mandelveitia and mounted on Masonite board. The Andaz quartet of Kaleidoscope prints are available for purchase unmounted. They may be special ordered in two sizes: Approximately 15.5″ x 24″ and 36″ x 48″. Prices upon request.
Kaleidoscope A; 36″ x 48″, archival inkjet print; 2016.
Kaleidoscope B; 36″ x 48″, archival inkjet print; 2016.
Kaleidoscope C; 36″ x 48″, archival inkjet print; 2016.
Kaleidoscope D; 36″ x 48″, archival inkjet print; 2016.
This is the original drawing made in a small sketchbook:
And a larger study of the drawing mirrored and flipped 4 times:
The unique print selected by the Andaz design team with a detail below:
Kaleidoscope is a series I have been working on for close to a decade. There are many different states of the print in editions as well as a dozen or more unique works. Many may be seen here on my website.