Gold Wall

This wall is covered in 1 foot squares of pastepaper. It measures about 12 and a half feet Tall by fifteen feet wide. Seven different designs were painted in the same color for the main parts of the wall and the architectiral border. Each sheet was cut into 13 inch squares so they could be trimmed in place on the wall during instalation. Additional sheets were painted in rust, irridescent blue and chrysoprase green for the other parts of the wall.

The overall design had been worked out before any paper was painted. A map was made so that the pattern would be installed as planned, with no patterned square being placed next to a matching square in what would appear to be a truly random arrangement.

The installation began at the ceiling. We snapped a chalk line with a level about 14 inches from the ceiling, that way, any irregularities in the room could be hidden in looser parts of the design; you won't notice if the sky is wider at one end of the room than it is at the other if the top of the trompe l'oeil wall is level.

The various borders were cut from striped sheets of paper and were applied as if they were pieces of stone or wood, mitering where necessary to complete the visual effect of an real pediment.

Here's a detail of the wall with the torchiers.

At the bottom of the design, I used a stripe of drawn moulding and faux marble pastepaper to create a baseboard and visual frame for the wall. The surface is flat even though it looks like a three dimensional baseboard.

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