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Object: farm theme            Commission

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

Dimensions: 134-3/4", 51-7/8" & 24-3/16"  x  24"    ( 3 panels roughly totaling 17.5 feet )

Method: Direct and Indirect (using clear tile tape)

Design Notes:  Chicken sandwiches are one of the many items served to the students from this station. The mosaic design started with a scenic representation: dairy cows, a red barn, silos and ready-to-harvest crops in the field. Shepherding this design through the approval process resulted in a fresh take on the theme; an abstract concept with some of the original key elements driving the color and pattern choices.

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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