it can be hard to imagine an installation if you’ve never been in or around one. they take many forms particular to the space, the event, the people they are intended for. generally speaking an installation is a creative work on a large scale that becomes a part of the space it inhabits - it can function like an artwork or collection of artworks and draw the eyes of those around it, or it can function like a texture, pattern or feeling, blending in to the background, pushing the things and people in front of it to shine brighter.
installations can serve as backdrops to special events, they can cover large, expansive walls in sterile ballrooms or conference centers to soften and warm them, they can bring a little extra magic to a bedroom, living room, office by interacting with the ceiling, multiple walls, the floor.
a custom installation has everything to do with you - the feeling, the boldness or delicacy, the dimensions of it would be governed by your event or space, the color palette you have chosen for a celebration, the color palette of a room in your house, the amount of guest participation you’d like to incorporate. if you have sentimental materials that you would like turned in to or incorporated in to an installation, that is possible too.
i like to think of the experience of an installation almost like music. it holds and envelops you in a way that can be hard for a more traditional framed artwork, surrounding you and becoming your own. it is seen but it is mostly experienced, time and time again. it’s striking from both near and far.