The theme of Allen’s installations is Reverberation, as the rose, the flower of the estate, set the foundation for his creations. Roses echo throughout the property whether in floral elements inside the mansion or outside in the rose gardens. The hallway installation, titled Still Life, was created first and its deconstruction led to the inspiration for the elevator space, titled Rose Water, which is intended to serve as an immersive opportunity for hotel guests. With its secretive, hidden existence in the mansion, the installation allows for surprise and intrigue when discovered. The word “Reverberation” also pays homage to Austin’s distinct musical history as it was a song on a celebrated local band from the 1960s, Thirteenth Floor Elevators. With his artworks, Allen aims to catch the eye of guests and disrupt their perception while creating an immersive environment, which makes the viewer feel part of the installation.
- Debut of a six-property ArtSalon series featuring six renowned artists
- 1 year installation
Reverberation by Delaney Allen
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Polaroid Hour at the Mansion
Every Friday from 5-6pm, immerse yourself in the larger-than-life floral landscape in the Mansion created by American artist and photographer, Delaney Allen, and capture your own keepsake to take home. Every Friday our Mansion team will host mini polaroid portrait sessions within our installations where you can become a part of the artwork and sip on a cocktail inspired by the flowers themselves. Drinks available a la carte.
Private Portrait Session with Artist Delaney Allen
Starting August 2021, create a weekend around art, and become a part of the art yourself. Spend time with American Artist and Photographer, Delaney Allen, who created two multi-element installations in the Mansion inspired by the Estate’s gardens as he captures a unique portrait of your party immersed in the artwork. Enjoy in-room florals and “Rose Water” cocktails inspired by the artist’s arrangements in the installations upon arriving to the Estate, and receive a signed and printed portrait after your visit.
I grew up around the corner from the estate without realizing it even existed. To discover that it was there all the time – this incredible calmness in a city setting – was my first impression. Then I noticed the incredible detail. The design aesthetic carried throughout blends a playful charm with the most elegant of backdrops. Delaney Allen Artist