Grey Area (Bower of Bliss) was a site-specific, 1000sqft+, multi-sensory installation project completed in 2018 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Atlanta, now the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta.

This work examines the impact buildings have on perceptions of luxury and power, and how phallocentric aesthetics, or lack thereof, impact the assertion of agency within a space. Located at the nucleus of a landmark skyscraper with Greco-Roman interior accents, the installation takes over the existing architectural layout, replacing it with asymmetrical, undulating forms that are at once expanding and receding. Olfactory and sound art components reinforce the overwhelming, womb-like quality of the space, and a large circular mirror further distorts the space by allowing the fans to reflect back on themselves.

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss),  2018  Multi-sensory Installation  1000sqft  Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), 2018

Multi-sensory Installation

1000sqft

Taipen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA