: Tortorelli Creations Inc., Colton, CA; tortorelli.com
PROJECT: Main entrance doors to Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church in Santa Clarita, CA
DESCRIPTION: The exterior has a hand mosaic of the Tree of Life overlaid on the Waters of Life. The interior has a Waters of Life mosaic design. The
main frame is jatoba and is 3 inches thick by 6 inches wide. The interior field is solid white oak panels,
1-3/4 inches thick, splined and glued together. The frame is inlaid with solid polished bronze ending in inlaid ebony caps. The mosaic pieces are box elder burl, pressure-dyed through 100 percent.
SPECIAL NOTES: The mosaic pieces are roughly
the size of a domino and were dyed under high
pressure in the shopâs 2,000 pound pressure chamber. In total, there were about 26,000 individual pieces.
Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.