Check out James Merifield’s (Production Designer) piece for the Art Directors Guild regarding his work on the film “Mary Queen of Scots”.

EXCERPT: I was inspired by the idea that Mary’s world was of nature—organic and visceral. The walls in the set build are growing out from the rock ( of course, plaster rock in our case!). The painting of the set was to give the impression that the walls were alive—still breathing. The palette was of natural lichens—damp, wet and dark . A place not fit for a Queen.

Read the entire article here.