Deep Sea Tondos, Long Beach Convention Center: 8’ LithMosaic installation views.
Star Streams, the LithoMosaic for the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA is completed! Kudos to the artists Robin Brailsford, Wick Alexander, and Doris Bittar, and to the contractor Shaw and Sons. Many thanks also to Leah Goodwin, Beth Solomon Marino, and the City of Escondido.
Below are photos documenting its installation on December 5, 2017:
Design rendering, and mosaic in progress of Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation
Design and Fabrication for California Center for the Arts Entry Door Mosaic:
Artists: Wick Alexander, Robin Brailsford, Doris Bittar, November 2017
Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation exemplifies the community and regional character of Escondido as a cultural anchor for San Diego County, and the California Center for the Arts. It exemplifies broad possibilities for the diverse communities it has attracted for over a hundred years. The hybridized designs and palette honor the cultural and regional influences of Mezzo-American, Spanish-Moorish and Chinese aesthetic into a contemporary resolution. Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation's layered and hidden narratives center on star designs and intertwined nets to suggest streams and flow around and through the stars. It motivates historical curiosity to excavate and reveal underground aquifers, creeks, streams, gold exploration, missions, and migrations.
Diagram of design Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation in situ. Illustration by Doris Bittar 2017
Stay tuned for news of the installation. Coming soon!
Making this possible are Robin Brailsford, Wick Alexander, Ron Shaw, Leah Goodwin, John Wills, Paul Taylor, Isaac Garcia and Doris Bittar.
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Update: Robin Brailsford, Wick Alexander, and Doris Bittar collaboration on “Star Streams” for "Un:Hidden"
Doris Bittar writes: “Amazing work by the brilliant Robin Brailsford with Wick Alexander on Star Streams - Threshold Tessellations. Our first accepted work together for the California Center for the Arts front entrance. I love how deep it looks, and the bone-like feel. This is the first of Public Address' project "No Longer Hidden" for the entire museum opening (at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA) in one year.
“And check out the genius inventor, Robin Brailsford at LithoMosaics. All this inspired by our desire to work on a bigger project for the American Embassy in Beirut.”