A mock-up of the 188 decorative paint pattern has been placed in the historic Wyoming Supreme Court Chambers. The trompe l’oeil pattern discovered dates back to 1888. This style of painting is a technique that creates an optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.
The mock-up is based on a historic paint discovery in the room. The mock-up is lined up with the faded outline of the original 1888 design.
Evergreene Architectural Arts painted the design on canvas, which will be installed in the Supreme Court Chambers and then the paint will be touched up on site.
The historic Wyoming Supreme Court Chamber has been returned to its original two-story volume with a public balcony.
The 1888 decorative painting scheme has been restored to the upper level of the historic Supreme Court Chamber, which will become one of the largest meeting rooms in the Capitol.
Gold decorative stenciling is being applied to the ceiling of the historic Supreme Court Chamber.
Plaster artisans with EverGreene Architectural Arts are repairing the plaster walls of the two-story historic Supreme Court Chamber in preparation for the restoration of the 1888 decorative paint patterns.
A mock-up of the 1888 decorative paint pattern has been placed in the historic Wyoming Supreme Court Chambers.
The project is restoring historic 1888 decorative paint patterns. These mock-ups will be installed in the near future in the restored Wyoming Supreme Court Chamber and the Capitol Rotunda. The artists are from EverGreene Architectural Arts.
Historic paint studies have revealed extensive decorative paint patterns in the historic Wyoming Supreme Court Chamber. This spectacular room, complete with an ornate stained-glass laylight in the ceiling, two-story windows, and a second-floor balcony will become the Capitol’s largest public meeting room.