Prepare to be floored...
by A Visual Feast from Sandy Gunderson of Fallis, Alberta, Canada. (Stencil VN3 Klimtomania).
(Stencil VN49 Salome).
stencil VN153 lilies.
Sandy includes stage and event design in her list of talents but specialises in aesthetic re-design/decoration and improvement. She can jazz up a building both inside and out. Sandy sent photos of one of her recent commissions the 11 storey Empire Building in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Not all the designs used in the Empire Building are from The Stencil Library but a good number are. The stencil pictured left is JA52 Waves.
Sandy wrote "I loved going through your hundreds (thousands?) of patterns and always found perfect designs for both mens' and women's' bathrooms: your collection is a veritable encyclopedia of stunning designs from every era and style. In particular I was thrilled that you had such a comprehensive range of Art Nouveau/Arts & Crafts/Art Deco patterns, as this is the era in which I specialize.
I am an art historian and my thesis related to the Glasgow Four and the Vienna Secession so I was ecstatic when I found so many Klimt-inspired images as well as the Glasgow Rose and of course numerous designs from the Arts & Crafts movement."
She continued " I've used several of your designs a number of times, and since I use a fast-drying paint and we're not often near large sinks, some of them now weigh several pounds and they still work perfectly.
I also work in various finishes such as Shimmerstone, Lustrestone, Granicrete and Skimstone The floors have a lot of depth and huge range of color there are 19 completely different floor patterns and there is one remaining floor to be done". She adds "I am planning to use your VN 289 Birth of Venus repeating stencil"
I'm looking forward to seeing that.
Sandy distributes and teaches with some of the product used in theses floors. She teaches Aurastone in small group sessions at her studio in Fallis, Alberta.
The next few pictures show the resurfaced and upgraded mens' and womens' bathrooms at the Empire Building Sandy provided the artwork and florals as well as design, decor and the stencilled concrete floors.