“Chroma”, Large scale paper wall relief by Dana Shek.
Dana was commissioned to create large wall art for the hotel project Crowne Plaza Tainan, Taipei. We had a creative dialogue with the art consultant and design team who wanted a paper art installation for the hotel lobby inspired by sunset colours. The artwork would span H3 x W10 metres and sit behind the reception and concierge desk. This is the largest artwork Dana has created and she was excited with the challenge ahead of her. Over a period of time, she sourced and carefully selected papers all over Hong Kong. After mixing and matching in various hues of pink and orange she found the right colour palette for this artwork. The colours would create an ombre effect for the wall relief. 50,000 pieces of paper were manipulated and curved by hand then applied to a canvas.
This labour of love took 6 months to make. It is currently installed at the hotel lobby of Crowne Plaza Tainan. The lobby has a beautiful interior design and stunning architectural details. Dana’s paper wall relief adds a bold, colourful balance to the environment.
Dana originally studied textile art in Loughborough, the United Kingdom. She is currently based in Hong Kong and continues to work in a range of materials including digital art, paper art, collage, photomontage and textile art.