& vegetables theme Commission
Tessarae with Medium Grey Grout on Framed Birch Plywood
24" panels ( thus roughly two
11 x 2 foot panels )
and Indirect (using clear tile tape)
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.
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.
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.