Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer commissioned a set of sculptures for their house in Dutchess County, NY, designed by Gregory Gilmarten and built by PPAPC. Tulis had the unique challenge of creating pieces that had beauty from afar and up close. The sculptures occupy the second floor of the tribune, which was exposed to the ground floor through a balcony. This meant that Tulis had to consider every angle of the piece and take into account the effects of the light.
Two tondos on opposing walls of the tribune depict Greek mythical scenes. One of the pieces is a bold symmetrical portrayal of Dionysus surrounded by Meanads. Dionysus compliments the other tondo — an intimate, asymmetrical scene depicting the Judgment of Paris.
Tulis designed and sculpted a series of bas-reliefs for the exterior of Millbrook.
The reliefs depict the family dachshund lying on his belly after chasing a rabbit. Tulis designed the scene to follow the movement of the sun: at sun rise, the view highlights the dog in motion; the sun settles on the dog at rest.
Photo Credits - Eric Piasecki & Tulis