Art in Public Spaces

I've had opportunities over the last few years to create works for public spaces. The projects are generally of a scale that requires a team; it is my great joy to be associated with wonderful artists around Southern California and across the country. As program director of the arts non-profit Piece by Piece, I've collaborated with this fantastic group on a growing number of significant projects. My good friend artist Luz Mack-Durini has partnered with me on many jobs.

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Irvine Fine Arts Center Beautification Project

In a series of workshops, I worked with members of the community to create mosaic artwork for a series of planters and trash receptacles. See more photos here.

Fowler Medical Plaza

Series of three 20” x 30” mosaic panels with agricultural themes including a vineyard and orange orchards. See more photos here.

"Kate Wright" - Monrovia, CA

Commissioned by the City of Monrovia, this 30-inch mosaic medallion honors the memory of Kate Wright, a generous soul, who dedicated her life to the service of others. See more photos here.

 

"Not Trash" - Eagle Rock, C1

Sidewalk trash-can panels beautification project sponsored by TERA. Fellow mosaicist Luz Mack-Durini & I each created four 19.5” x 26.5” panels. See more photos here.

"Entagled Bank" - Irvine, CA

This Piece by Piece 5-part mural was created by our many talented participants, instructors and volunteers. It graces the lobby of Irvine Valley College's Life Science building, completed March 2014.

"That's Life" - Irvine, CA

Nine planters with life sciences theme, for the new building at Irvine Valley College. See more photos here.

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"Walkway" - Pacific Palisades, CA

“Stephanie’s Garden” at St. Matthews Parish School. Luz and I created these ten 18” x 30” concrete pavers for the kinder walkway to a greenhouse. Five native butterfly species are featured in LithoMosaic. See more photos here.

 

"City Hall Park" - Brea, CA

6' medallion in sidewalk; inspired by activities in the park. Images of roses, a swimmer, the museum, and playful musical notes (for concerts). We used the patented LithoMosaic process. See more photos here.

 
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"Sunrise" - Goleta, CA

Front desk at Children’s Hosptial in Goleta featuring a playful sunrise over an open field with flowers and a few surprises for young viewers. See more photos here.