The owners of Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen in north Scottsdale asked Peter to design a whole slew of steel wall sculptures and large-scale canvas paintings to jazz up the walls of their new, upscale restaurant.
By choosing a local Arizona Artist for the project, the super-busy restaurant owners didn’t have to worry about a thing. Peter was able to visit the construction site, sketch up some ideas, install the art, and change out the lighting.
Peter began by installing four 44″ steel wall sculptures in the main dining area. He equipped the lighting fixtures with his favorite LED light bulbs to make sure the art was properly lit. His art really loves great lighting – the colors radiate and the steel shimmers.
The space was totally renovated from a traditional Chinese restaurant to an upscale, contemporary Brazilian spot.
Here’s how Peter installs the bowls – it’s very easy. Peter includes his custom wall brackets with all of his pieces so you just install the bracket in the wall and slip the bowl into it. These 44″ bowls weigh about 40 pounds each and if you need security hardware, Peter can make that too.
One of his richly colored canvas paintings was chosen to compliment the register kiosk – an area open to guests.
The addition of two sets of colorful leaves added interest to the side walls.
This 3 1/2 foot wave really brightens up the place too.
The restaurant owners were great to work with and we were invited to join the family to celebrate their grand opening!
If you’re at Peter’s pop-up art show during January – March, Carvalho’s is just a few miles north. Stop by for some Brazilian – they do unique small plates, great steak and a beautiful Brazilian cocktail. Try the yucca (you-ca) fries – they taste like french fries but use the gluten-free South American yucca root. Peter’s sweet tooth can’t get enough of the passion fruit mousse.