DUDOT’S ARTISTIC VISION
The initial vision was to create an iconic image created by the artist during his stay in Miami. This iconic image was Dudot’s interpretation of the space and specific areas of the property. This image is manipulated in each elevator cab, so no two are exactly the same, but rather show a progression or transition of colors or perspective from a different stand point or lens.
When asked about his creative process, Dudot said “Thinking back on our walk through, I feel the best way to connect your guests with the art is to capture the emotions, feelings, and vibes one gets as they walk through the different sections of the hotel. It was really cool to walk through the hotel and feel almost a completely different type of serenity wherever you went, similar to how seasons change throughout the year. So I want to relay how the view and surroundings of different sections of the hotel make one feel for the first time. The first time a person sees the beach on a clear day from their balcony, just after arriving from their hometown in Canada… Eating at the poolside restaurant with the sunlight poking through the scattered wood pattern on the north open wall… Standing in your ocean view room in the east tower and looking through the south circular window, seeing all of Ocean Drive (how does it feel during the day? Night?)…”
Dudot also shared his preferred mediums: “My process is done completely with spray paint. I use Montana Spray paint, mainly because of their vast array of color choice. I would like to use somewhere between 6-12 different colors.” Montana Spray paint, most widely used when it comes to graffiti or mural art, is also used on the Wynwood Walls in Miami’s Design District and is designed to withstand outdoor elements including direct sun, wind and rain. In addition, a Montana Varnish will be applied to the canvas to help create a surface that is easy to wipe off and clean as needed.
ELEVATOR MOCK UPS
When asked about his vision behind the images of the elevator mock ups below, Dudot stated “These patterns are based on looking out of the south circular window in the east tower. It’s based off the jagged jogging path and ocean view. I used these colors for separation, not because those will be used. I want it to represent the euphoric dream state that comes over a guest as they look out past their ocean view balcony. Seeing the deep transitioning blues of the ocean to the radiant oranges and golds of the umbrellas and sand is a sight that is imposing on any individual.”
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