Basalt Curtains by Madacsi Studios

Givens Pursley Lobby
Boise, ID

The Black Cliffs, a remarkable geographic formation towering over both sides of the Boise River, inspired the aesthetic of this custom commissioned artwork for the esteemed Boise law firm Givens Pursley. These columnar basalt cliffs just north of downtown Boise illuminate as the sun rises over the mountain range, and descend into shadows as the sun sets over the Snake River Plain, creating a contrasting palette of warm and cool colors throughout much of the day. 

The law firm worked with J Crist Art Services to find and select an artist to design and install an artwork for a lobby in their historic art deco building. We sketched up a number of concepts for the space, and also fabricated a work sample to show our proposal in a tangible way. The wall where the art was to be installed is concave, and so we took measurements and produced a final design that would flow with the contour of the curved wall. By breaking up the sheer precipice composition into five sections, it not only creates visual interest but also offers flexibility for an easy install.

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