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Cafe Wave – Interior Design and Mosaic Murals

When Utah entrepreneur John Jeandrevin noticed a lack of truly unique dining experiences on the South side of Salt Lake County, one of the first solutions to his building remodel was to find an artist for a mosaic tile mural. John contacted me to design…

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SLC Art Gardening – Mosaic Art Sculptures and Installations

In September 2013, armed with an Arts Learning Grant from the Salt Lake City Arts Council and a 1300-lb donation of cement from Quikrete, I began collaborating with various youth organizations around the city to create large-scale mosaic installations in many of the city’s community…

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Children First Academy of Phoenix – History Mural

Children First Academy of Phoenix opened the doors of its new campus to students for the first time in late August of this year. Homeless youth in grades K-9 are brought to the school from a wide area of the valley for an educational experience…

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OUTRAGE! Anti-Tobacco Youth Group – Billboard Mural

OUTRAGE! Anti-Tobacco Youth Group – Billboard Mural

In August 2013 I worked with the awesome teens of the OUTRAGE! anti-tobacco youth program of the Salt Lake County Health Department to paint this 9×18 foot mural. While one of the quickest and simplest projects I’ve ever done (one day brainstorming, two days wall…

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Horizonte School and Latinas Adelante – Mosaic Mural

Horizonte School and Latinas Adelante – Mosaic Mural

In October 2012 I was approached by Alissa Tolley of Latinas Adelante, a program of the University of Utah created to foster independence and excellence in teenage parents by developing lifelong skills. I was asked to help develop a project that would be valuable for…

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Seven Peaks Waterpark – Tropical Mural Paintings

From the outside, not much remains of the look of Salt Lake’s Wild Wave Pool (later named Raging Waters when it expanded into a water park). Where very simple waves used to surround the entrance buildings to the park, now large leaves, flowers and vine…

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North Davis Preparatory Academy – Pillar Mosaics

Chantal Esquivias is a Spanish teacher at NDPA and a native of Spain. Esquivias loved the school but thought that the building’s facade could be transformed to support the aesthetic point of view of the school’s Spanish immersion program. In early 2011 Esquivias contacted me…

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Kearns Junior High School – Mural and Mosaics

Teenagers at Kearns Junior High worked with me from October 2011 until April 2012 to create a 60-foot-long work of art showing the core values they represent. For the first stage of the project the youth brainstormed and sketched ways to show the value statement…

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