Anatomy of a Corporate Art Project #2: Island Creek Oyster Bar, Boston

Early March 2010, I was approached by Garrett Harker, the owner of Eastern Standard Kitchen and Drinks about an new project he was starting in partnership with the Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, MA. He asked me to create a piece of art for his new restaurant, and the space for me to work with was one whole wall in the dining room. Initially I was thinking it would be something along the lines of what I had done for him at Eastern Standard. As it turned out the wall was 15 feet by 38 feet!!

Here is a photographic document of the process from scouting to sketching to installation. Enjoy!

The artwork was printed, mounted and installed by ICL Imaging in Framingham, MA.

The Interior Design for ICOB was done by Bentel & Bentel, form NY, NY.

~ by Stephen Sheffield on June 29, 2011.

6 Responses to “Anatomy of a Corporate Art Project #2: Island Creek Oyster Bar, Boston”

  1. THis is awesome


  2. The finished wall looks amazing and the process looked like a good time. Inspiring work!!


  3. Beautiful work. Would you please explain the reason for “flipping” the image?
    At least I see it upside down from here.


    • Hi Ludmilla,
      Thank you for commenting.
      I flipped the image for a number of reasons. The main reason is that it felt right.

      another reason was that the image as immediately readable right side up. turing the image up side down made it less obvious what is was and allowed the viewer to spend more time with it. Also it allows the viewer to come up with his or her own opinion about what was happening.

      another reason was that the interior designer had built a “horizon line” into the space and if I was to use that image it would not make sense to have a horizon line in the middle of the wall AND a horizon line at the top.

      I hope that helped


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