Double Dip Public Art Tiles

Submitted by Custom Tiles, LLC

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Client: Public Art Services, Elsa Sroka

Location: Aurora, CO, United States

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

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Becky Wareing Steele

Public Art Services

Overview

Elsa Sroka's original painting was selected to beautify the residential project facing Iliff Station. As a busy regional transportation hub, this location in Aurora, Colorado needed an interesting and attractive work of art. The colorful, high resolution reproduction on kiln fired tiles insures long-term durability with little to no maintenance required. Completely fade proof and frost proof, tiles from Custom Tiles, LLC are perfect for this demanding environment. Public Art Services of Denver, Colorado was instrumental in coordinating the art and fabrication.

Goals

Per Public Art Services: "When Grand Peaks reached out to us to help them integrate public art onto an exterior wall we knew we needed to work with durable materials that could stand the test of time and stand up to Denver’s intense sun and fluctuating temperatures. Denver painter Elsa Sroka proposed a playful and imaginative composition that we had translated into ceramic tiles, increasing the longevity of the work while allowing Sroka to scale her work up for her first public art project without having to paint on a monumental scale."

Process

In order to "work with durable materials that could stand the test of time," Public Art Services consulted with us for tile-type specifications and installation techniques and materials. In addition to submission of custom printed tiles (indicative of the reproduction quality and material integrity), Custom Tiles provided written materials and online links for installation information.