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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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. As a freed slave, with no wealth herself, she cared for individuals suffering from tuberculosis, helping them live out their days with dignity. This design honors her generosity of spirit by acknowledging the small cottages she built on her land for them. Her home in the front is open, symbolizing how she opened her doors to others. The hands represent the hands of the community who supported her efforts. The rays in the background illustrate her divine calling to provide resources and support to those in need.