This proposal is a series of three wall installations that lead through the walkways of Key West City Hall and end at the lobby. The sculptural panels reference architectural elements of the Florida Keys. As Victorian architecture is an important aesthetic culture associated with Key West, this was a great influence in the production of the facades. The silhouettes of houses overlaid with ornamental accents exaggerated from Victorian architecture and colorful graphics, fuse the rich historic culture with contemporary details.
The chosen color palette references the tropical aesthetic of the islands. The panels are engraved from Expanded PVC, a material commonly used for signs. The layers are to be fabricated via CNC and have varying thicknesses throughout the piece; stacked up to 5” in some moments and as low as 1” in others. This allows for a play on flatness and depth with the use of the overlaid graphic. The graphic reveals ornamental and architectural details throughout the artwork.