Salt Lake City, Utah
- Mountain West
- Art Curation
- The Ritchie Group
Artwork and styling for public spaces across 11 floors
Collection uses nature-inspired textures and imagery to reflect Element’s focus on sustainability
Upcycled wall installation by Samuelle Green made primarily of repurposed book pages
Located in the popular West Quarter connecting two halves of downtown Salt Lake City and neighboring Le Meridien, Element Hotel features a thoughtful art collection that enhances the property’s eco-conscious focus, producing a spa-like sanctuary where travelers can relax and unwind. The nature-inspired art program features a variety of original artworks, prints, and styling that reflect themes of harmony, tranquility, and sustainability.
Highlights from the collection include Samuelle Green’s wall sculpture, “Bloom 5,” made primarily of recycled book pages and inspired by the “details we pass by everyday and often do not give a second thought to – a beehive, a bird’s nest, or a spider’s web.” Nearby, guests can enjoy paintings by Beverly Fuller and Rachelle Kearns, which repeat throughout 11 floors to create cohesion in the property while reinforcing themes of water, wind, and nature. Of her paintings Rachelle shared, “[they] present a moment that resides somewhere between the real and the artificial – like the illusion of wind and light seen through closed eyelids.”
Other special features include Richard Ryder’s layered collages in the first floor corridors, Bobby Berk’s framed textiles in the laundry room, abstract photographs in the dining area, and two major styling locations featuring organic objects and neutral colored books that contribute to the hotel’s memorable yet minimalist ambience.