These mosaic panels were originally conceived as a submitted proposal for the Girard Crossing project. This was a team proposal consisting of myself and friend and muralist Jason Slowik. 
       
     
 Although it did not win, people were impressed enough with our ideas to pool some resources, and give the project a new home at 3rd and Girard on Health Center 6. 
       
     
 The administration and staff at the Health Center responded well to our design, which illustrates the myriad cultural, industrial, and recreational highlights local to Girard Avenue throughout the years
       
     
 The Brewery District Panel. The horizontal walls suited the project well. The mosaic panels accented the building with just enough color. 
       
     
 An  overhang protects the mural from the elements. Aluminum flashing behind the cement panels further prevents rain from finding its way into the panels.
       
     
 Philadelphia Zoo Panel.  It was a challenge sizing the imagery, I wanted to get the maximum amount of detail while keeping the costs within my budget.
       
     
 Children Detail. Tiles were carefully set one by one with the help of the TilePile program.  Click  for more info. 
       
     
 This was the first project to involve my after school Mural Corps students and TilePile. To this day it remains our only mural together that didn't incorporate painting of any sort. 
       
     
 Tiger Detail
       
     
 Coltrane Panel with the El. We had ourselves a massive undertaking; six weeks to layout and adhere over 570 square feet of tile. 
       
     
 Coltrane
       
     
 Center Panel
       
     
 Old Man Detail
       
     
 Transportation panel with train and classic trolley.
       
     
 Family Detail
       
     
 Trolley Detail
       
     
 The class had to help organize, label,  and keep track of over 60 individual tile colors. 
       
     
 Each tile is identified by a number, after a few days of work the students got into a groove.
       
     
 Each tile is identified by a number, after a few days of work the students got into a groove.
       
     
  Once the glue dried the sheets got separated from the tray
       
     
 Then labeled with the appropriate mural coordinates, and stored.
       
     
 Terell and Nile make some last minute tile substitutions before the sheet is thinset to board.
       
     
 Once a number of panels were completed, we were able to mix some thinset and being adhering the tile.
       
     
 Curing rack. 
       
     
 Ready for installation
       
     
 These mosaic panels were originally conceived as a submitted proposal for the Girard Crossing project. This was a team proposal consisting of myself and friend and muralist Jason Slowik. 
       
     

These mosaic panels were originally conceived as a submitted proposal for the Girard Crossing project. This was a team proposal consisting of myself and friend and muralist Jason Slowik. 

 Although it did not win, people were impressed enough with our ideas to pool some resources, and give the project a new home at 3rd and Girard on Health Center 6. 
       
     

Although it did not win, people were impressed enough with our ideas to pool some resources, and give the project a new home at 3rd and Girard on Health Center 6. 

 The administration and staff at the Health Center responded well to our design, which illustrates the myriad cultural, industrial, and recreational highlights local to Girard Avenue throughout the years
       
     

The administration and staff at the Health Center responded well to our design, which illustrates the myriad cultural, industrial, and recreational highlights local to Girard Avenue throughout the years

 The Brewery District Panel. The horizontal walls suited the project well. The mosaic panels accented the building with just enough color. 
       
     

The Brewery District Panel. The horizontal walls suited the project well. The mosaic panels accented the building with just enough color. 

 An  overhang protects the mural from the elements. Aluminum flashing behind the cement panels further prevents rain from finding its way into the panels.
       
     

An  overhang protects the mural from the elements. Aluminum flashing behind the cement panels further prevents rain from finding its way into the panels.

 Philadelphia Zoo Panel.  It was a challenge sizing the imagery, I wanted to get the maximum amount of detail while keeping the costs within my budget.
       
     

Philadelphia Zoo Panel.  It was a challenge sizing the imagery, I wanted to get the maximum amount of detail while keeping the costs within my budget.

 Children Detail. Tiles were carefully set one by one with the help of the TilePile program.  Click  for more info. 
       
     

Children Detail. Tiles were carefully set one by one with the help of the TilePile program. Click for more info. 

 This was the first project to involve my after school Mural Corps students and TilePile. To this day it remains our only mural together that didn't incorporate painting of any sort. 
       
     

This was the first project to involve my after school Mural Corps students and TilePile. To this day it remains our only mural together that didn't incorporate painting of any sort. 

 Tiger Detail
       
     

Tiger Detail

 Coltrane Panel with the El. We had ourselves a massive undertaking; six weeks to layout and adhere over 570 square feet of tile. 
       
     

Coltrane Panel with the El. We had ourselves a massive undertaking; six weeks to layout and adhere over 570 square feet of tile. 

 Coltrane
       
     

Coltrane

 Center Panel
       
     

Center Panel

 Old Man Detail
       
     

Old Man Detail

 Transportation panel with train and classic trolley.
       
     

Transportation panel with train and classic trolley.

 Family Detail
       
     

Family Detail

 Trolley Detail
       
     

Trolley Detail

 The class had to help organize, label,  and keep track of over 60 individual tile colors. 
       
     

The class had to help organize, label,  and keep track of over 60 individual tile colors. 

 Each tile is identified by a number, after a few days of work the students got into a groove.
       
     

Each tile is identified by a number, after a few days of work the students got into a groove.

 Each tile is identified by a number, after a few days of work the students got into a groove.
       
     

Each tile is identified by a number, after a few days of work the students got into a groove.

  Once the glue dried the sheets got separated from the tray
       
     

 Once the glue dried the sheets got separated from the tray

 Then labeled with the appropriate mural coordinates, and stored.
       
     

Then labeled with the appropriate mural coordinates, and stored.

 Terell and Nile make some last minute tile substitutions before the sheet is thinset to board.
       
     

Terell and Nile make some last minute tile substitutions before the sheet is thinset to board.

 Once a number of panels were completed, we were able to mix some thinset and being adhering the tile.
       
     

Once a number of panels were completed, we were able to mix some thinset and being adhering the tile.

 Curing rack. 
       
     

Curing rack. 

 Ready for installation
       
     

Ready for installation