ADG Perspective

July-August 2021

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to a nice variety of hyper-graphic backgrounds for Autumn's beautiful low-angle photography. The wonderful set decorator Claudia Bonfe and her amazing team filled this space with the most beautifully curated collection of mid-century items and strange technical obscura. The stoicism of the architecture works only because of the vibrant miscellany that Claudia filled it with. Renslayer's office The office of Judge Ravonna Renslayer was meant to represent the pinnacle of TVA management. Her office has all the luxe swank trappings of the late mid-century executive. Complete with conversation pit, shag carpeting, and built-in bar, reel-to-reel and hi-fi. For her desk, Claudia proposed a stunning mid-century CEO desk with a custom marble top made to give that extra zing. The desk dressing again included a specialty retro futuristic computer custom built and painted in the TVA's signature orange. Contrasting the comforting mid-century whimsy, three ominous and strange Time Keeper sculptures preside over the office. These sculptures were masterfully made by lead sculptor Jamie Miller and his team. The designs were highly scrutinized as they had broad implementation throughout the show. Initially, they were developed as maquettes before being sculpted at their towering nine-foot height. The finish was another triumph of the crafts. Gifted painters Larry Clark and Greg Musselman concocted this finish that came to be referred to as "Citadel Stone." It was a black quartz-like asteroid material with a rich vein of gold. This finish made D E F G

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