Mosaic art in public places conveys a unique sense of culture, permanence, richness, and vibrancy.
Delaine works closely with clients to create works that exceed the expectations of community stakeholders. She understands that a successful project comes from inclusiveness, collaboration, and passion.
Delaine’s production process is highly labor-intensive, the creating of the work including her precision setting, her attention to detail, and her hand-tweaking of every piece oftentimes comprises several hours per square foot. Her simple yet comprehensive pricing structure is based solely on the square footage of the project. Most of the work is done in sections, in-studio, on a fiberglass mesh backing. The completed sections are transported to the job site and mortared onto the final substrate. Adjoining areas are then filled indirectly to create a seamless piece, followed by grouting and sealing. Delaine’s materials include the most beautiful ceramic tile in the world. Primary sources include Fireclay Tile and Heath Tile in California, and various sources for hand-painted tile in Mexico. Tiles are chosen for their interesting variety in textures, tones, and durability.
Delaine has completed many successful commercial and public art projects in mosaic. Clients in California have included Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Leandro, Midpen Housing in Foster City and in Redwood City, Madison Marquette in City Center in Oakland, Anchorage Square in San Francisco, and Perforce Software in Alameda. Delaine has worked with public art consultants, architects, developers, business owners, general contractors, and community groups in the commercial and public realms and enjoys learning and creating something new and exciting with each job.