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Object: Italy theme            Commission

Selected for the "Mosaic Arts International Exhibition 2012"
SAMA's Annual International Juried Exhibition
On display in 2012 (as printed enlargement):  March 1 - April 30:
At the Lexington Center Museum and Gallery  (Lexington, Kentucky
)

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

Dimensions: 194" x 24" panel split in two    ( thus just over 16 feet total length)

Method: Direct and Indirect (using clear tile tape)

Design 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.

My 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.

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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