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Object: farm theme            Commission

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

Dimensions: 6.5 x 2 foot panel

Method: Direct and Indirect (using clear tile tape)

Design Notes:  This design brings us full circle to a concept that started early in 2011. A representational design of a farm was deconstructed into an abstract version for the Lecanto Project. This year, a less abstract approach was requested. Using my original designs, I pulled out and recomposed the most popular elements for the new dimensions of the counter at this school. I was so thrilled to have the chance to make this design a reality. Nothing floats my boat more than working on animals.

Commission Notes:  This commission entailed the design and execution of five themes to identify the various food stations at the Crystal River High School cafeteria in Florida. It was an impressive remodeling project with longevity in mind. While much planning went 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 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 Crystal River 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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