These three planters are my ONLY mosaic planters on Georgia street. I was not involved in creating ANY of the other mosaic planters on Georgia street.
My three mosaic planters are right in front of Bambino’s Italian restaurant at the southeast corner of Sacramento Street and Georgia Street. See pics below of the mosaic installation process using fiberglass mesh mosaic sections.
I designed the images to be large and bold, easy for beginners (my volunteer friends!) to render in mosaic. The design is context based and has a geomorphologic and natural history framework based on the beautiful nature surrounding Vallejo. We wanted to tell a visual story of the natural beauty that surrounds Vallejo. We also wanted to imbue the mosaic with imagery of joy, hope, and prosperity for the future. The three planters have a circular cross section so the design elements circle the pots and lend themselves to a linear storytelling approach for the design. The design elements flow one to the other other in a natural way.
Beginning with an abstract mosaic representing the Napa River, the mosaic blends in to a mosaic of sailboats on blue wavy water.
Mosaic Planters – Napa River & Sailboats
As you walk around the planter, the land of the city of Vallejo is represented by a Tree Of Life with a Blue Bird of Happiness, evoking the ideas of hope and prosperity.
Mosaic Planters Tree of Life & Blue Bird of Happiness
The soil under the tree becomes a shore against more water. The mosaic word “Vallejo’ is of course floating on blue wavy mosaic water, since the town is surrounded by three major bodies of water. The Carquinez Straight to the East, the San Pablo Bay to the South and West, and the Napa River to the West. The mosaic continues on the next smaller planter with the watery theme as larger mosaic waves in blue tile, representing the bigger water of the San Francisco Bay.
Mosaic Planters with Blue Waves & Vallejo City Name
Fiberglass mesh mosaic section with the waves and butterfly and white ceramic tile background. The materials for the project came from tile donations project leftovers.
Mosaic sections ready to install with sailboat mosaic, tree of life, bluebird of happiness, sailboat mosaic, abstract Napa River water.
Mosaic sections of the sun moon and stars ready for installation on the mosaic planters.
A view from the other end of the Napa River abstract water mosaic and sailboats.
Measuring to be sure we have the right dimensions. Mosaic butterfly and mirror swirls for the planter mosaic.