(5) 7' x 5' murals comprised of stained glass and hand-blended grout.
The whimsical designs of children interacting with zoo animals is what attracted art consultants to this commission. Kids visiting this unit are typically nervous so we made the colorful, playful designs to alleviate a lot of their stress. It was also important to find the right color tones and surface texture for the mosaics to be sleek and smooth enough for the kids to touch and feel.
There was much interplay between myself, the sketch artist and the design team to create the elaborate large glass mural panels to fit and flow within the space provided. The original sketches were made by Julie Paschkis of Seattle.
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