When the Hamilton Princess Hotel and Beach Club commissioned Julian Opie to design a 13m long installation for its marina, Opie designed a frieze featuring his signature stylised figures in patinated bronze inlaid into Antalya Cream limestone and turned again to stoneCIRCLE to create the artwork for him as we had previously worked with him on his installation at the CitizenM, Tower of London Hotel.
The figures are 5mm thick and are inlaid flush with the surface of the limestone blocks. They were cut out on the waterjet cutter and patinated in the stoneCIRCLE factory. The limestone was cut on the Omag machine and the bronze glued in at the factory. Each panel was bonded to lightweight honeycomb for strength. The biggest panels weighed 230 kg.
The finished panels were loaded into a bespoke crate and shipped by seafreight to Bermuda. Barry and Steve then flew out to Bermuda to install them. They completed the installation in 5 days and would like to thank everyone at the Hamilton Princess Hotel for their help and excellent hospitality.