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