Public Mosaics by Ross Lewis Studio seen at Pioneer Academy, Queens - Urban Intersections, 2008, 24 x 80 FT, 500,000 glass and ceramic tiles, powder coated aluminum 1/8 gauge, epoxy enamel paint, marble
Public Mosaics by Ross Lewis Studio seen at Pioneer Academy, Queens - Urban Intersections, 2008, 24 x 80 FT, 500,000 glass and ceramic tiles, powder coated aluminum 1/8 gauge, epoxy enamel paint, marble
Public Mosaics by Ross Lewis Studio seen at Pioneer Academy, Queens - Urban Intersections, 2008, 24 x 80 FT, 500,000 glass and ceramic tiles, powder coated aluminum 1/8 gauge, epoxy enamel paint, marble
Public Mosaics by Ross Lewis Studio seen at Pioneer Academy, Queens - Urban Intersections, 2008, 24 x 80 FT, 500,000 glass and ceramic tiles, powder coated aluminum 1/8 gauge, epoxy enamel paint, marble
Image credit: Raeford Dwyer
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Urban Intersections, 2008, 24 x 80 FT, 500,000 glass and ceramic tiles, powder coated aluminum 1/8 gauge, epoxy enamel paint, marble

The vibrant life of the city is celebrated in this dynamic mixed-media installation that engages the architecture of the lobby at Pioneer Academy-PS 307. A 16 foot wide cantilevered red metal boat, a 3D Tim Burtonesque 21 foot tall pink building and 500,000 glass and ceramic tiles energize this theatrical 24 foot x 80 foot wall installation. Five architectural niches invite students and/or visitors to become part of the artwork.

The work was realized using state of the art robotic technology, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and a palette of 127 colors. I collaborated with PKSB architects to integrate my design into the total environment.

Agency:
Commissioned by the Sites for Students Program of the New York City Department of Education and the New York City School Construction Authority

Materials:
500,000 glass and ceramic tiles
powder coated aluminum 1/8 gauge
epoxy enamel paint, marble

Location:
Pioneer Academy- PS 307
40-20 100th Street
Corona, N.Y. 11368

Consultants:
Pasanella, Klein, Stolzman, and Berg Architects
Aaron Ray-Crichton, technical consultant

Meet the Creator

Bridging key aesthetic and philosophical sensibilities of the Eastern artistic traditions to my Western context. Based on my several decade-long study of Chinese painting, I developed a new style of painting termed “Rope Painting,” so-named because I employ a rope saturated in ink in place of a brush.

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