Viacom’s 7th floor is where people come down and meet other people. It’s about wellness and community and experience. It’s not often that the canvas is around elevators, doors, and along hallways, and that interesting space allowed for spontaneity and movement – and for jumping from one wall to another wall to another wall.
The cohesive message running through Shantell’s work on Viacom’s 7th floor is the section that says “be well, eat well, drink well, build clean wells” – which is all about individuals coming together to be better, more positive, healthier, and then collectively building something greater.
“It was very fun. I was thinking about the energy of the space, about people walking through it and discovering new things every time they passed the drawing. It’s a platform for discovery. I’m looking forward to people walking through and then walking through a month later and saying “Oh, I didn’t see that little guy, or that message.” I think that’s really fun.” – Shantell Martin