Which is why we’re honored to make Harmon Guest House a “canvas” for renowned Sonoma County artists to create temporary art installations throughout the spaces of the hotel.
An immersive sound and visual environment – this site-specific work is anchored in annotation and analysis as methodologies for experiencing the natural world through visual and auditory senses.
Hill’s installation consists of 5 steel wire bird formations that appear like three-dimensional ink drawings throughout the property. Sculptures can be viewed perched on a window sill or taking flight down a hallway. Each formation references Hillrsquo;s time and observations in Sonoma County, at the beach, in the woods, or from the Smart Train.
Moore’s POV videos are taken at her Alexander Valley family home on a hill surrounded by the Russian River with views of the eastern mountains. The videos make up a body of work captured over the last 10 years. Layered, abstract, and mesmerizing, the videos are a poetic dairy of the natural rhythms of nature in Sonoma County culminating in a study of Harmon Guest House shot and edited into two looping films.
Healdsburg native Jake Messing’s signature elements - bold colors, birds, and flowers - adorn Harmon’s main stairwell and feature an ascending flock of Blue Herons and golden florals. His nature-inspired piece complements Harmon’s design and reflects Healdsburg’s scenic landscape.
Martin created immersive spaces that continue vertically, like trees, straight through the architecture. Filled with warm colors and shapes inspired from nature, each floor's cross-section provides a new experience and environment.
Sutro invited locals into the hotel to be drawn, and asking them to do what they would want to do if the hotel was handed over to them for the weekend. The result are drawings that were lively, joyful and cheeky in their execution, as well as in their subject matter.