The Kamehachi Restaurant mosaic served as an identity for Kamehachi’s flagship Old Town Chicago location for over two decades. A popular destination for diners, the mosaic sushi bar triptyche mural was salvaged upon the retaurant’s closing, and reinstalled in a private residence.
We created a three panel interpretation of Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”. This created a true focal point that guests could enjoy and the restaurant owners and staff were proud to have displayed. It featured several types of mosaic tessarae including, art ceramic, venetian glass, onyx, mirror, and specialty hand glazed tile.
Chicago + Mesa AZ
The Chicago Cubs mosaics include a mixed media mosaic featuring ceramic and Byzantine glass for the owner’s office in Chicago, as well as a Clubouse Byzantine Glass Logo for the Cubs Spring Training facility in Mesa AZ., that offers a focal point with brilliant color, upon entering the lobby. Plus an additional conceptual Byzantine 3-D Saguaro cactus -baseball bat sculpture. Several conceptual renderings were provided for the Cubs.
Chicago Transit Authority
evan mosaics was first commissioned by Mayor Daley and the Chicago Transit Authority to create a large scale mosaic installation for The White Sox Park Redline line entrance in time for the All Star Game in 2003. With completion of the approx. 400 square foot hand cut granite mosaic and warm reception by Chicago White Sox fans and Chicago transit riders, evan mosaics was further commissioned to design and produce 26 custom waterjet and handcut granite and stainless steel medallions for various stops on the Douglas Blue Line.
CTA Blue line granite and stainless steel waterjet-mosaic compass roses
White Sox Park-35th Street granite mosaic
various granite and steel compass roses CTA
Metro Condos, located in the West Loop, Chicago, were created by evan mosaics using Byzantine Glass tessarae. Several art panels , walls, colums, and flooring were created with Byzantine mosaics and porcelain tile. The owners contracted evan mosaics, as they had visited Paris and were impressed by the mosaics in the Metro subway, and wanted an identity for the new condo building inspired by the trip, and architecture in Paris. The Metro mosaics provide a colorful and dramatic motif and identity for the Metro condos.