|ISMIR conference dinner. There were some other women there, you know, waiting tables.|
My enthusiasm for the ornament in the building must have been somewhat contagious, as a number of the banquet attendees accompanied me as I snuck from room to room shooting ceilings in the dark.
And to think, I was worried I'd be bored at this event!
These ceilings are made from a light colored pine, that has been beautifully stenciled with pigment or stain to give the look of marquetry; the wood looks richer and the room more grand. The ornament itself is relatively simple and repeated to give an opulent surface without looking too cluttered.
|In this room, the lacunaria have been gilt on the edges, I believe with a low karat gold or sliver and tinted varnish.|
|Some of the stenciling appears to have been done in reverse- pigment is applied, and then removed through the stencil.|
These are great borders which could be applied to wall paneling, floors, or furniture as well as ceilings.
More images are posted at my flickr account.