St. Jude Chapel Kepes Mosaic Preservation

St. Jude Chapel Kepes Mosaic Preservation

Our team recently completed a cosmetic preservation of the 1968 Gyorgy Kepes-designed mosaic mural at St. Jude Chapel in downtown Dallas. See more photos on our public iCloud album.

Photo by Danny Fulgencio.

Genesis Mosaic Baptismal Font

Genesis Mosaic Baptismal Font

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church, El Paso, Texas.

Genesis Baptismal Font

Genesis Baptismal Font

Water reflects the chandelier in the cast bronze font made by Wanner Sculpture Studio, Milwaukee, WI. Photo by Manuel Aragon.

Genesis font detail

Genesis font detail

"Genesis"

"Genesis"

A baptismal font mosaic for St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church in El Paso, TX. Designed by Julie Richey; fabrication by Julie Richey and Lynne Chinn. Photo by Lynne Chinn.

Mexican and Italian smalti and 24k gold. 2016

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Font detail

Font detail

Photo by Manuel Aragon.

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

Created for the Porter Henderson Library at Angelo State University, the mosaic depicts the San Angelo region’s history, geography, culture and campus traditions to reflect the connections between Angelo State University and the surrounding community. The sides of the wall depict landscape scenes including native plants, wildlife and symbols derived from the nearby Paint Rock pictographs painted by the Jumano Native Americans. The top of the wall depicts “snapshot” elements important to San Angelo cultural identity, such as a Ramboulliet ram, an Aeromotor windmill, the historic railroad trestle bridge over the Concho River and “Mia’s Alice” and “Texas Dawn” species grown at the International Water Lily Gardens. 

Photo by Danny Meyer, ASU

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

Panorama of the West Texas desert landcape near the campus.

Photo by Danny Meyer, ASU

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

Entrance to the Porter Henderson Library on the Angelo State University Campus.

Photo by Danny Meyer, ASU

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

Butterfly and lantana detail: area plants and wildlife appear on the east side.

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

"Backpack Man" image from the Paint Rock Ranch pictographs.  A sun dagger marks backpack man's path on the summer solstice.

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

Recreation of a vintage postcard showing the Concho River railroad bridge.

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

A weathered barn and Aeromotor windmill are common sights in the surrounding landcape.

Photo by Danny Meyer, ASU

Bird's-eye Buffalo Time-lapse Mosaic

We were on a deadline.

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo history: a vintage photo features the top-earning angora goat in a 1913 San Angelo auction.

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo is sheep territory.  Roscoe, a rambouillet ram, is ASU's mascot.

 

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

The low bench wall serves as a gathering place for students.

Photo by Danny Meyer, ASU

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

San Angelo Heritage Mosaic

Arroyo, University of Texas Jackson School of Geological Science

Arroyo, University of Texas Jackson School of Geological Science

 Arroyo was created for the University of Texas Jackson School of Geological Sciences, Holland Family Student Center.  Redesigned as a cafe, library and research area, the students' new public lounge area includes an interactive globe screen which projects images of Earth’s seismic, weather, polar ice cap status and more.  

Photo by Chris Caselli, http://chriscaselli.smugmug.com 

 

Arroyo

Arroyo

Architects invited us to create an interior arroyo formation that would meet the outdoor classroom's existing arroyo, which is filled with rock specimens.

Photo by Chris Caselli, http://chriscaselli.smugmug.com

Arroyo detail

Arroyo detail

Arroyo

Arroyo

Photo by Chris Caselli, http://chriscaselli.smugmug.com

Arroyo

Arroyo

Mineral, stone and petrified wood samples were carefully sliced in the UT lab to provide inserts for the Arroyo.  These specimens were inlaid into the mosaic surface and now serve as an educational-architectural component.

Photo by Chris Caselli, http://chriscaselli.smugmug.com  

Arroyo

Arroyo

We were invited to visit the UT Geology lab and select specimens to be cut to veneer thickness, the same height as the mosaic smalti.

DFW International Airport Terminal D

DFW International Airport Terminal D

20-foot-diameter enameled glass medallion for DFW's Terminal D.  Part of a series of 12 medallions designed by area artists and fabricated by mosaic companies.  Untitled, painted by Dallas artists Judith Hearst, appears at Gate 38.

Red orb detail from Terminal D medallion

Red orb detail from Terminal D medallion

Opus Romano is an enameled glass which meets ADA commercial standards.

Volunteer Sherrie Lopez prepares for grouting

Volunteer Sherrie Lopez prepares for grouting

Finished!  With Volunteer Crew

Finished! With Volunteer Crew

The Uplift North Hills Preparatory mosaic medallion, Panther Pride, was designed by North Hills student Claire Richey and fabricated by volunteers over two summers.  Installation took three days with the help of qualified mosaic artists and volunteers.  18 feet wide, Quarry Tile.  Mortar and grout supplied by Laticrete International.
 

Uplift North Hills Preparatory Senior Class of 2014

Uplift North Hills Preparatory Senior Class of 2014

The Four Evangelists Baptistery

The Four Evangelists Baptistery

 Eight etched glass and steel panels surround the font and can be removed for ceremonies.

The Four Evangelists Baptistery, St. Philip Catholic Church

The Four Evangelists Baptistery, St. Philip Catholic Church

 The Four Evangelists baptistery floor was created with Mexican smalti and inlaid into the existing stone floor surrounding the font.

St. Matthew from The Four Evangelists

St. Matthew from The Four Evangelists

Design by Lynne Chinn, LCMosaics.com.

St. Mark from The Four Evangelists

St. Mark from The Four Evangelists

Design by Lynne Chinn, LCMosaics.com.

St. Luke from The Four Evangelists Baptistery

St. Luke from The Four Evangelists Baptistery

Design by Lynne Chinn, LCMosaics.com.

St. John from The Four Evangelists Baptistery

St. John from The Four Evangelists Baptistery

Design by Lynne Chinn, LCMosaics.com.

Bon Rotllo (Good Vibes) mosaic wall

Bon Rotllo (Good Vibes) mosaic wall

Created for a Spanish restaurant in Dallas, the wall was inspired by elementary school students' portraits made in a Picasso style.  Mixed media glass and ceramic mosaic with millefiori. 

Bon Rotllo (Good Vibes) detail

Bon Rotllo (Good Vibes) detail

Although the restaurant no longer exists, the mosaics were saved thanks to a semi-permanent installation method.  Panels were originally installed with screws and matching black caulk, making de-installation a simple process.

Bellaire Chocolates Bench

Bellaire Chocolates Bench

Located in front of Bellaire City Hall, the bench is part of a citywide art bench initiative.  Porcelain, ceramic and glass. 

Bellaire Chocolates Bench detail

Bellaire Chocolates Bench detail

Our first visitor was a Bellaire resident.

Magic Carpet Bench

Magic Carpet Bench

Part of the Bellaire Bench initiative, located at Feld Park.

Magic Carpet Bench

Magic Carpet Bench

Kilim-style mosaic bench in unglazed porcelain. 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Columbarium

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Columbarium

Located in Plano, Texas, the Seton Madonna of Consolation was created in 2016 for the outdoor columbarium garden. 

Seton Madonna of Consolation

Seton Madonna of Consolation

Commissioned by the members of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas, the Seton Madonna of Consolation is an original work designed by Plano artist Lynne Chinn and fabricated by Julie Richey and Lynne Chinn in their respective studios. 

The mosaic is made of Italian glass smalti and 24k gold leaf smalti. The multicolor roses are inspired by the flowers in the church's outdoor columbarium where the work permanently resides. As the floral border reaches the top of the tondo, roses give way to thorns, evoking Christ's crown of thorns. A subtle "brocade effect" fills the background and features the Seton cross, an emblema with four wheat shafts. 

Photo by Stacy Bratton Photography.

Seton Madonna of Consolation (detail)

Seton Madonna of Consolation (detail)

Seton Madonna of Consolation (detail)

Seton Madonna of Consolation (detail)

Rose and thorn detail.

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Infant of Prague Mosaic Panels

Infant of Prague Mosaic Panels

Created for St. Jude Chapel in Dallas, TX, these recent panels mimic the 1968 mosaic backgrounds installed behind other statues in the chapel. 40+ colors were matched from the originals to create these new panels.

Infant of Prague Mosaic Panel detail

Infant of Prague Mosaic Panel detail