Decorative Painting, Memorial Chapel at Wesleyan University
The Decorative Painting Program for interior of Memorial Chapel, completed in May 2004, was the last phase of the renewal of the Memorial Chapel and ’92 Theater complex, begun in 2000.
The Decorative Painting is part of an overall design approach that preserves the historic record while advancing the expression of the culture of the University. The decorative painting design concept originates in an assessment of the history of building decoration and its role in the culture of the building’s origins. It presents a new episode of decorative design and pattern-making which builds upon this tradition to reflect with more accuracy the diversity of the modern University.