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Object: fruits & vegetables theme            Commission

Materials: Glass Tessarae with Medium Grey Grout on Framed Birch Plywood

Dimensions: two 131-15/16" x 24" panels     ( thus roughly two 11 x 2 foot panels )

Method: Direct and Indirect (using clear tile tape)

Design Notes:  The fruits & vegetables theme is the "fresh station" where one can find salads, fruits, etc. The mosaic panels hang on the front of the counter with backlit images behind the counter reinforcing the theme.

This particular design seemed to go through a true growing cycle. It started with a representation of many large colorful fruits and vegetables. Then it moved to a quiet abstract image of flowing lines filled with the colors of a bounty yet to sprout. Finally it evolved into "real" vines with leaves and colorful fruit ready for picking.

Commission 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.

Instead 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.


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