Archive for Salt Lake County

Dual Immersion Academy Entrance Mosaic

When Dual Immersion Academy contracted me to add some visual interest to their school, my first objective was to make the entrance into the school an exciting experience. As such, I took the existing logo, transformed it into a round medallion shape surrounded by the…

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Dual Immersion Academy Bilingual Culture Mural

Traditional icons of United States and Latin culture are shown in this mural designed and painted by me for Dual Immersion Academy in Salt Lake City, UT. To depict Latin and U.S. culture, in cooperation with the teachers and administration of D.I.A. I chose the…

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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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How to create a large-scale mosaic sculpture using EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) and Quikrete

How to create a large-scale mosaic sculpture using EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) and Quikrete

Before starting this tutorial, I would love to give a huge “thank you” to the Salt Lake City Arts Council for providing an Arts Learning Grant so I could create this project, and to Quikrete for graciously donating the Repair mortar and Fast-setting concrete mix…

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TURN City Center for the Arts – Mosaic sign

TURN City Center for the Arts – Mosaic sign

Mosaic sign I designed and created with the adults at Turn City Center for the Arts, a day program for adults with disabilities. The logo of Turn Services contains the word “TURN” in all caps, with a solitary leaf in the middle. I thought that…

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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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RISE Services – Painted mural

In June and July of 2013 I worked with the teens of RISE Services, Inc. to brainstorm, design and paint a mural based on their mission statement, “Creating opportunities for and with people.” For this project, we focused on the “with” aspect of that mission…

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