Image: Gillian Christy, Forest Abstraction, 2009, powder coated steel
Gillian Christy has installed Forest Abstraction in the EWOW suite at the newly opened W Hotel Boston. The relief, which expansively covers three walls of the suite, was a collaborative effort of the artist, Gillian Christy; the designers, Bentel & Bentel; and the Sunne Savage Gallery. Fitting the W Hotel’s “virtual garden” theme, Bentel & Bentel supplied an inspirational photograph for the tree like pattern. Christy brought the designers vision to life with sculptural precision and ingenuity; skillfully completing the commission to the mass approval of the W Hotel team.
Forest Abstraction is Gillian Christy’s first commission in the Boston area. Prior to Forest Abstraction, Christy completed three large scale sculpture projects in Providence, RI, including The Return Home, 2008; Embrace, 2005-2007, and Day to Day, 2008; all of which are installed in public areas around the city. Currently Christy is completing her fourth public work in Providence, RI, entitled Wave Traveler. Christy is also beginning the design of a public work for the town of Fitchburg, MA, which is paired with a solo exhibition of Christy’s work at Fitchburg State College.
A selection of Gillian Christy’s interior sculptures and commissions can be seen at www.sunnesavage.com. Please contact Christina Neuman Godfrey for more information about Gillian Christy.