For his piece, Tim used Sanborn Insurance maps the city referenced as a visual guide of Cincinnati’s many neighborhoods. The map shows the parcel for 1407 Chase. His piece is built up with multiple coats of clear epoxy with each layer having a different color paint, resulting in a looking-down-from-the-clouds-like effect. The edge – ultimately hidden when the piece was recessed into the wall – is painted a brilliant blue making for a lovely subtle halo effect.
here’s Tim holding the inch-thick piece: the original Sanborn map:
Since our first conversations, we always saw the piece being flush with the wall. Here you can see the plaster removed so it can be recessed.
Tim’s piece is located on the second floor landing. Up on the third floor is a ‘swatch’ of old exposed wallpaper, which inspired the design motif on his piece.
View of the hall with the piece by the back bedroom.