Shrewsbury Library Garden Mosaics 3 walls of varying sizes Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St., Shrewsbury, Ma. [glass mosaic tile on exterior walls]
Shrewsbury Library Garden Mosaics are located on three sections of retaining walls in a garden outside of the Children's Room. The themes of the mosaics connect images of children reading with imaginary story garden backgrounds. One mosaic is located in the reconstructed original doorway of the library, now called the Artemas Ward Annex. The mosaics were commissioned as part of a renovation of the building. The mural was designed and built by David Fichter with assistance of Liane Noddin, Stephanie Cordova,
Louise Marks, and Anthony Araujo-Amaral
Detail of picture book on mosaic at the right side.
Middle section within the Artemas Ward Annex doorway.
Detail of mosaic walls on right side.
Left side of the garden mosaics.
Left side detail, bleeding hearts.
Left side of garden mosaics.
Detail of middle section, in the Artemas Ward doorway.
Community Art Center Mosaic 9ft. by 9ft. Community Art Center, 119 Windsor St. #6, Cambridge, MA 
The Community Art Center Mosaic is a collaborative glass mosaic created with the students and staff of the Community Art Center, a wonderful 80 year old arts organization in the Port Neighborhood of Cambridge. The mosaic is located on the front of the art center. The artist worked with students and staff to design the mosaic based on the last 80 years of community arts activities that the organization had been a part of. The artist was also assisted by Liane Noddin and Louise Marks in making and installing the mosaic.
Village School Mosaic: Land and Sea 6 ft X 12 ft Village School, Marblehead, MA [Glass mosaic on cement board.]
The Village School Mosaic which is installed on an exterior wall at the front of the school, was created in collaboration with the 4th grade students and teachers. Students made drawings based on the theme of land and sea in their town and they were then put together by the artist into an overall design. Over a two week period, 200 4th grade students built the mosaic on tabletops in their art room. The residency was funded by the Friends of Marblehead Public Schools. Some of the mosaic images includes landmarks such as the Chandler Hovey Lighthouse, Abbot Hall, and a view of Marblehead from the sea.
Andrews Middle School River Life Mosaic 5 ft. X 12 ft. Andrews Middle School, 3000 Mystic Valley Pkwy,Medford, MA [Glass mosaic on hardiebacker board]
The Andrews Middle School River Life Mosaic was created during an artist residency in collaboration with art teacher Peter Gallagher. The students (grades 6, 7, and 8, researched and drew images that reflected on the natural history of their town, focusing on the Middlesex Fells, the Mystic River, the Mystic Lakes, and the Brooks Estate. The artist assembled the drawings into an overall design which students built out of glass tile over a 10 day period.
The mosaic was then cemented on to cement boards and grouted.
The project was funded by a STARS grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a grant from the Medford Arts Council, and the PTO.
Rock behind the fox is made of Medford Gabbro, a 190 million year old igneous rock unique to Medford.
Hardiebacker panels before mosaic is installed.
Students grouting the mosaic.
Mosaic in process of being built over drawing and sticky mesh.
Completed areas are taped with Can-do tape.
Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center Mosaics 4 Mosaic panels (8ft. X 9ft each) Lubbock Texas [Glass mosaic tile on exterior walls]
As part of the expansion of the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center, Texas Tech University selected the team of David Fichter and Joshua Winer to collaboratively design, create and install a large mosaic (four panels) based on themes of community, health, education and culture. There is a border at the bottom based on Texas quilt patterns that was created with community volunteers during several community workshops.
Community volunteer with completed piece of border.
Angier Garden Mosaic:Minds In Bloom 7 ft. X 30 ft. Angier Elementary School Lobby, Newton, MA [Glass mosaic on cement board.]
The Angier Garden Mosaic was created collaboratively with the students, staff and parents of the Angier Elementary School. It was designed by David Fichter based on drawings submitted by students (K-5) from the school under the direction of the art teacher Deborah Kramer. The project was initiated in the original school building which was being torn down to make way for a brand new school building, where the mosaic was installed. The mosaic is about the school garden and incorporates imagery of growth in nature as a metaphor for elementary school students growing and changing over time.
Border created primarily by kindergarten and first grade students.
Detail on left side of mosaic.
A Home is Built With Love and Dreams 3 ft. X 21 ft. Putnam Ave., Cambridge, MA [Glass Tile]
This glass mosaics was designed and built by David Fichter and Joshua Winer for a new affordable housing project sponsored by Homeowners Rehab (HRI) in Cambridge. It is a memorial for Geneva Malenfant, a Cambridge housing activist who lived in Cambridgeport.
Argenziano In Full Bloom 6 ft.X 20 ft.(irregular) Argenziano Elementary School lobby, Somerville, MA [Glass mosaic tile on sheetrock walls.]
Argenziano in Full Bloom is a collaborative mural with the students and staff of the Argenziano School (ages K-8). Students created drawings and paintings with the art teacher Diana Taremi based on the theme of flowers representing their country of origin. Many of the students in the school come from recent immigrant backgrounds. The theme was also developed by studying the flower paintings of artist Georgia O'Keefe. Students, teachers, and families worked with the artist to create a glass mosaic based on the theme.
Parent assistants moving borders for installation.
Artist and parent assistants cut up mosaic for installation.
Mosaic template shapes are placed on mosaic wall.
Mosaic is cemented on to the wall in sections.
Art teacher and parents remove can-do tape after tile cement is set up.
Healey on the Mystic 6 ft. X 10 ft. Arthur D. Healey School, 5 Meacham St., Somerville, MA [Glass mosaic on hardiebacker board]
Healey On The Mystic Mosaic was a collaborative project with the students (k-8) and staff of the Healey School. The theme was the wildlife, flora and fauna of the nearby Mystic River. Students made drawings with their art teacher, which the artist put together into an overall design, highlighting in the center a red tail hawk, which is also the school mascot.
Faces and Places of Lawrence 5 ft X 15 ft. Parthum Middle School, Lawrence, MA [Glass tile on brick]
Faces and Places of Lawrence combines images of Lawrence youth in various activities with buildings and landmarks in their city.
The design was put together incorporating paintings and drawings made by students.
Tree of Life Mandala Mosaic 4 ft. X 8 ft. Elliot Hospital (pediatric wing), Manchester, NH [Glass mosaic on wedi board]
This mosaic was created with participants of the 2014 New Hampshire Arts Education Partnership Conference in Greenfield NH. It was sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council On the Arts. The artist designed the mosaic which was then built during the conference and later installed at Elliot Hospital.
Smith School Love of Learning Tree 5 ft. X 12 ft. The Ivan G Smith Elementary School, Danvers, MA [Glass tile on cement board.]
The Smith School Love of Learning Tree Mosaic was created in collaboration with Smith students and art teacher Laura Marotta.
Students created drawings based on the theme of learning both in school and home. The artist created a design incorporating the drawings which served as the template for building the mosaic.
The Seasons of Chesterfield 7 ft X 10 ft. Chesterfield School, Chesterfield, New Hampshire [Glass mosaic on cement board.]
The Seasons of Chesterfield was a collaborative mosaic project with the students (K-8) and staff of the Chesterfield School.
The theme was generated by drawings created by the students with the art teacher Veda Crewe. The mosaic was built by students in the art room over a two week period with the assistance of parents and staff.