in the Pool Commission
20" to 13" long
on tile tape, before final installation on-site
family Waitman, parents and a pair of twins, were ready
to build their long awaited swimming pool. To personalize
it, they requested a mosaic of a family of turtles representing
themselves, to hang out at the "beach" section
of the pool.
to my idea was to make sure all the turtles were cut from
the same cloth, but still stand alone as unique individuals,
just like their human counterparts. The
swimming pool was to have a dark surface, so any design
needed to read well in reverse or be comprised of light
colors. Another consideration was how to incorporate something
very personal to the family without it being too obvious.
This last goal was accomplished by incorporating a "W" (for
their last name) into the design of the turtles' shell.
a swim with this fun family in the "beauty" section,
see how it all started in the lab in "create" and
"install", you'll find all the work done on-site.