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Sculpture

SS Backsplash

Indigo-Glass Art Backsplash with Brushed Aluminum Logo

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte
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TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

The Process

The process for this second backsplash was more thought-out due to three years of improving the glass art process since the first install in Concord. We linked up with Casco Signs of Concord NC to assist in fabrication and installation. The glass panels were made at the Imaginarium and delivered to Casco where they created the cabinet that held the panels, center logo, and perimeter and center and lights.

SS Backsplash

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  1. an illuminated blue glass mosaic backsplash with a double-brushed hop and helix logo centerpiece

The Meaning

It all started in Concord at Southern Strain’s original location when Ford Craven asked if I could make something out of the blue glass that came from the old textile warehouse that houses Southern Strain.

This backsplash in Concord gave birth to the second backsplash designed for Southern Strain’s second location on Central Ave in Plaza Midwood, Charlotte, NC.

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

How the “SS Backsplash” was made:

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

Site walk, collecting measurments, and design brainstorm

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

Picking up acrylic cutouts to from Casco Signs

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

After a mold is installed around the acrylic cutout, blue glass is added

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

The panels are removed from the mold and edges are grinded smooth

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

Casco’s double-brushed water-jet aluminum Southern Strain hop and helix logo

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

Preparing for installation

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

Casco installing the backsplash

TuxedoKat | Backsplash | Plaza Midwood Charlotte

The crew pose with the final work