Object: Italy theme Commission
Selected for the "Mosaic Arts International Exhibition
SAMA's Annual International Juried Exhibition
On display in 2012 (as printed enlargement): March
1 - April 30:
Lexington Center Museum and Gallery (Lexington, Kentucky)
Tessarae with Medium Grey Grout on Framed Birch Plywood
Dimensions: 194" x
24" panel split in two ( thus just
over 16 feet total length)
and Indirect (using clear tile tape)
Notes: The Italy theme is the "pasta
station" where one can find, well ... pasta and its brethren.
Images symbolic of this beautiful country were requested
by the client.
original thought was to have city, sea and rural lanscape
represented. The colorful small town was always popular
with folks but a rural vignette gave way to a more powerful
and far more iconic symbol, the Colosseum.
Notes: This commission entailed the
design and execution of four themes to identify the various
food stations at Lecanto High School cafeteria in Florida.
It was an impressive remodeling project with longevity
in mind: from mechanisms which can switch from hot to cold
for evolving menus to access panels & wiring
designed for easy maintenance. While all this planning
was going into "function", "form" was by no means forgotten.
Providing an inviting place to eat was certainly a big
part of the mix.
of permanent traditional signage, there are themed decorative
mosaic panels running the length of the counters. The look
of each of the four stations informs you of the type of
food being served, leaving the exact menus flexible.
I congratulate the vision of
the Citrus County School Board. All of the
students and faculty of Lecanto High School will be
able to benefit from this investment in their school for years
to come. I was proud to be a part of this project.