Redline Percussion 2015: Unbreakable
I was asked to design a floor for Redline Percussion’s 2015 production, Unbreakable. In collaboration with the group’s existing design team, I came up with a fragmented, bold design that suited the over arching themes of the show. I also directed the painting of the 100’ x 50’ tarp mural. 
Photo Credits (unless otherwise noted): Todd Rockwell
The Final Product
Photo Credit: Katie Hanka
Timelapse Video by Katie Hanka
Briefing the Crew
Delegating the painting process was one of the biggest challenges of this project. Efficiency was very important, so I decided a “paint-by-numbers” process was best. These charts were distributed to small groups, and each group tackled a specific color. 
Fuax gloss was mixed with the paint to prevent chipping. This 100’ x 50’ tarp is folded and unfolded for every performance or practice. 
Happy Helpers. We had a team of about 20 marching members helping to get this project taped and painted in one night. The time constraint was intense—gym time in a high school is not easy come by. The faster we painted, the more dry time we had. 
Function: The musicians use the floor as an integrated backdrop to their performance. 
Walled Lake Percussion 2018: The Art of Possibility
WLP's brief was for an origami inspired floor that related imagery of a blooming cherry blossom branch with a barren branch. The unique challenge of this floor was the folded paper effect that needed to organically align with a hidden grid.
Left: The inspiration image provided by WLP. Center: A carefully folded paper texture that was later digitally modified to fit exactly within the drill grid. Right: A licensed stock image by vikeriya that was modified for use in this floor. 
Walled Lake Percussion 2017: Good Things...
WLP's brief was to create a 90' x 50' floor that used a tessellated triangular gradient. Early iterations of the floor also included text to show the 5 overarching story points. In the end, the design was expanded to spill onto 5 scrims. 
Left: Inspiration image sent by WLP. Center: Early text integration. Right: Additional text integration. 
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