Pascale Girardin unveils new artwork at the Caesars Forum Conference Centre in Las Vegas
Ceramic artist Pascale Girardin unveiled an installation, entitled Daphnée, in March 2020 in the lobby of the new Caesars Forum conference center in Las Vegas.
Featuring three murals and two white-coloured aluminum suspensions, parts of which are accented with 24-karat gold leaf, the work shimmers near the venue’s expansive windows. Its design takes its inspiration from ancient Roman history, namely the curving, slender laurel leaves that once graced the crown of the emperor Julius Caesar.
“It is as if a breeze had dispersed more than a thousand leaves of white and gold to the high reaches of the Caesars Forum. The artwork is an ode to the valued and prized laurel plant of ancient Rome,” says Atelier Pascale Girardin’s website.
The 1200 aluminum leaves – all of which are unique – were crafted and assembled in Montreal before being delivered to the conference center.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Design & architecture firm
Painted aluminum, 24 karat gold leaf
1067 cm H X 4430 cm L X 376 cm P