Veranda view

Phoenix Estate

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Pavements: 200 square feet, mural: 5.5' x 8',
cornucopia panels: 1.5' x 3.75' each

Travertine, agate, lapis, gold, malachite, onyx, jasper, shell, marble, ceramic tile; smalti, vitreous and stained glass

A complex and highly collaborative project of pavements and wall panels at a Tuscan-style estate in Phoenix. A series of stylized insect panels decorate the Italian travertine pavement traveling the length of an expansive veranda. Another series begins at the doorstep and extends to the central garden fountain. Envisioned as a continuation of the veranda gallery, the wall mosaic mural depicts sculptures in a gallery and the view beyond to a staircase leading to an observatory. Dominating the scene is a peacock, with the end of its tail inlaid into the veranda floor. A pair of cornucopia are set into the garden walls.

Julie Goodson-Lawes, (mural). Vera Gates, (pavements).

photos: David Peterson