Axis: “Break The Plane!”

Each floor of artwork has a unifying theme at our client Axis Insurance’s gorgeous new Atlanta offices, as they sought to provide a surprisingly artful experience for visitors and employees. For their IT staff floor, we thought of data and algorithms as we chose to play with patterns in the murals, art prints and sculptures. We tapped Atlanta artist Daniel Byrd to contribute two walls after we saw his brightly colored basket-weave patterns; he fools the eye with implied depth only to break the illusion with elements that spring free from the pattern. We selected two tucked-away lounges for Byrd to populate, and he created two complimentary canvases to anchor the walls. The artist then joined our install muralists, spilling his patterns off the canvas and onto the walls themselves to create installations that challenge the expectation of sedate art in the corporate space.