Solana Vista Elementary School, Solana Beach, CA
“Mr. Ludwiczak’s Quilt” was created as a permanent gift for a retiring principal. With only three weeks remaining in the school year, the PTA asked if I would create a mural to honor the much loved principal. I had each child’s classroom create their own design in glass tile using a tile grid with colors that represented their grade level. When the finished piece was assembled, the individual patterns provided a visual record of the retiring principals forty-year career, with each square representing a year and each individual tile representing the estimated 10,000 children he had taught. The finished mural was unveiled at an assembly the last day of school.