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Object: NASCAR theme            Commission

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

Dimensions: two 159" x 24" panels     ( thus roughly two 13 x 2 foot panels )

Method: Direct and Indirect (using clear tile tape)

Design Notes:  The driver numbers of NASCAR are the key elements of this design. These numbers are truly logos and are as recognizable to the fans as football helmet or a baseball cap. They are bold and bright, a perfect counterpoint to the classic black-white checkered flag waving them into the finish.

Past racing legends are represented as well as the current generation of NASCAR drivers. It was careful planning on my part to choose which numbers were to be closer to the finish line or which might be the largest!

This station serves pre-packaged items that are not prepared on-site.

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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