“Absolute” Oil Paintings In Skylit Atrium Of Art Hotel
by Daric Gill
Situated at the intersection of the Arena District and Short North Arts District, The Hilton Columbus Downtown is truly an art hotel. The building has been specifically designed around an immersive art experience with over 150 pieces of Ohio-based fine art in its public spaces and rooms. I’m once again privileged to hang the work in the large atrium space visible from High Street at the beginning of the Short North District. Read on for more information.
This past weekend I hung my aeronautical sculpture called “Wings Of Innocence” at the brand new Hilton Downtown Columbus. The opposing wall is a spectacular 15,000 sq. ft. glass skylight, which I believe makes a perfectly airy atmosphere for the sculpture.
“Wings Of Innocence” is a retrospective response to the inherent imagination of children. Children combine reality and fiction in a way that provides a solution without fear of concept failure. Likewise, the double-wings combine realistic and imaginative flight elements in a suspended sculpture.