We have been involved in mountain biking since the very beginning. Our friends are all STARS in the field, so we felt we should try to celebrate the "Birth of Mountain Biking" with a mosaic installation in the town of Fairfax, CA.; to showcase them in the place where downhill mountain bike racing began.
The installation covers two concrete planters that are the entrance to a parking lot in the middle of town.
Morgan Hall, a Fairfax architect, was the prime mover on this project; town liason, designer, fund raiser and laborer. He has made our job as stress free as we have experienced. And, in fact, we have never received as many thank yous from the public as we have in Fairfax.
This project is in progress and should be finished by the end of September 2012.
Location: Bolinas Ave., Fairfax, CA
Size: 80' linear length x 30", to include an 8' bench
We created a door surround for the Sanchez College Preparatory School in San Francisco. The title, "Gardening By The Moon", exposed the school kids to mosaic and clay work as well as growing vegetables in the garden. The building architecture necessitated varying the thickness of the work. We extruded clay for the frame of the work.
Location:16th & Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA
Size: 14' x 10'
Two hundred and thirty five school kids each made an animal or plant to describe the view of the San Francisco Bay wetlands that they viewed from their schoolyard. Tilly is a docent at the Audubon Ranch and brought accurate detail to the work. The kids learned mosaic/clay techniques while also learning about their local ecology.
Location: Strawberry Point School, Mill Valley, CA
Size: 10' x 4'
San Anselmo Obelisk
We created a 10-foot tall obelisk for the center of San Anselmo that tells the town's history. Local clay artists contributed some of the ceramic pieces.
Location: San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA
Size: 10' x 30"
We supplied a two-seat armature and directed the students in the creation of a sculpture describing the local history and location at Tamalpais High School.