My proposal for this project was that each cloud would have a dominant color from the palette, with accents from the rest of the colors I'll work with. I also took the time to do some crude images that included color spots on the site photos I took a few months ago--just to make sure the combinations would work both with each other and with the bold carpet patterning in the room. The clouds will slightly wrap around corners in many locations, which is not always represented in these photos, but I make those final decisions as I install the work, letting my instincts guide me improvisationally on site. As you see in the diagram, the clouds will lead you down a hallway into the main study room.
These three images show the clouds in the large study room. The ceilings are 12 feet high.
And two more clouds will surround the drinking fountains in the center of the ground floor, very close to where the hallway leads to the study lounge.
Ever since I first conceived and created this idea eight years ago, I thought it would be perfect for a public setting. They are abstract, yet familiar. Their placement high on the walls will help keep them safe from curious hands, and will only require a periodic dusting to maintain them.
Here's a shot I took of one of the orange clouds being painted. I will add the other color elements today to the raw parts, as described above, but made sure that the largest segment of each piece had the dominant color.