The beauty of commissioning an artist for a bespoke project is that you get the opportunity to develop an artwork with an ongoing dialogue between artist and client. It's a process that takes you from conceptualising, to execution where we have regular progress updates, and finally installation where the artwork is presented in the space it was designed for. It's an extremely rewarding part of what we do at Capsule Arts and so we'd like to share with you our latest commission due to be installed next month in an upcoming hotel in Bahrain. The inspiration behind the artwork is the Bahrain Tree of Life - a 400 year old tree in the Bahraini desert, that has become a local legend due to it's survival despite being miles away from a water source or other vegetation.
For this commission we were delighted to work with Canadian artist Karen Lorena Parker. Having lived in the Gulf, Parker has a good understanding of the local cultures and traditions, and being inspired by natural landscapes in her artistic portfolio it was a great opportunity to work with her.
With constant dialogue and updates through emails and skype it's been a fantastic process and we look forward to showing you the artwork insitu. For now, here are a few photos of our journey along the way.