b'FEATURE: Beautifying New York City one mosaic panel at a time with LATICRETEArtistEamonOre-Gironcreatedisdesignedforuseonglasstile anexpansivemosaicprojectenti- applicationsandisgreatforexte-tledPeoplesInstinctiveTravels:riorinstallationslikethoseatthe HomagetoTheTribethatwasstations.Thisproductalsooffers basedonsix,originaloil-on-linensuperbcoloruniformity,durability paintingsthatweretranslatedintoand stain resistance that will stand 24 glass mosaic panels at the Baythetestoftime.Additionally,the Parkway station. groutiscrackresistantandideal At the 18th Avenue station, artistfor installation in areas with a wide Emilio Perezs work was made intorange in temperaturesperfect for 22abstractmosaicmuralscalledoutdoors. Fluxus/Rhythmus.InanemailEachoftheproductsusedconversation with Cuban Art News,receivedULGREENGUARDGold Perez credited this installation as theCertifi cations for low chemical emis-fi sionsforsustainablebuildingandrst of his works to be translated into mosaic panels.Health Product Declaration (HPD). ItwasimportantforthemosaicThisopenstandardprovidescom-to refl ect the variations of color inplete,transparentdisclosureofthe abrushstroketocreatethesensepotentialchemicalsofconcernby of movement, said Perez. What Ianalyzing and comparing all prod-discovered is that the process useductrawmaterialstoauthoritative for making the different color glasschemicalhazardlistsfromaround creates variations of tone much likethe world.a brushstroke. This made for a seam-less transition of materials. Outcome EachoftheartinstallationswasMosaicosVenecianosDe adheredtoaluminumpanelswithMxico is a talented fabricator that LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive, a chem- brought the artists work alive, said ical-resistant epoxy adhesive that isLATICRETEStrategicInnovation easily spread and tenaciously bondsManager Samantha Rothberg. More to challenging substrate types. Withthan eight million people will get the thisadhesive,themosaicpanelsprivilege to enjoy the mosaic panel stayedperfectlyinplacewhileondesigns daily and LATICRETE prod-their excursion to New York, as wellucts helped make that possible. asduringthefastinstallationsthatTheworkofSallyGil,Karen tookplaceonceonsiteatthesta- Margolis,EamonOre-Gironand tions. Emilio Perez, commissioned by MTA SPECTRALOCKPROGrout,aArts&Designandrecreatedby patented,high-performanceepoxyMosaicos Venecianos De Mxico is grout,wasusedtofi offthedisplayedprominentlyandperma- nish pieces. SPECTRALOCK PRO Groutnently at their respective stations. 38 TileLetter | October 2019'