“Our Oak” Finally Installed
Oak Tree & Native California Animals School Mosaic Mural
Well, it is finally up on the LRC (Learning Resource Center) wall!! The Oak Tree of Life Mosaic Mural is installed and ready for students to come back to school in September and see their gorgeous and epic handiwork. You can really see in the mosaic that an entire school participated in it’s creation. The handmade ceramic tiles all look unique and you can tell each was the creative effort of one student.
The mosaic mural is a parting gift dedicated in honor of the school’s retiring Head Of School, Lucinda Lee Katz. We estimate that over 600 students (Kindergarten to Eighth Grade) and staff were involved directly in the making of the mosaic. The project started in December, 2017 and was permanently installed on a wall of the Learning Resource Center building (LRC) on August 2nd, 2018. For more about how we designed the mosaic and which grades created which mosaic design elements read this post.
Here are some photos from the installation process recently completed.
Mosaic Mural Completed Installation in August 2018
These photos of the installation process showing the progression from bare cement board frame and how we install one mosaic fiberglass section at at time like a giant puzzle. The metal frame and cement board backing was fabricated by Don Carlson, who has been incredibly supportive during the installation process.
Read more about the design process and our inspiration for this mosaic.
Installation team included Siram and Carol Bevilacqua. Mosaic production assistance by Siram.