This project started with an off the cuff remark. My client wanted to memorialize her recently passed beloved chihuahua and came to me to create one in mosaic. She also had two german shepherds and was hoping to do all three. I jokingly said, “wouldn’t it be funny to do a giant chihuahua and regular sized german shepherds?” Without missing a beat, she said YES! Because that is their personality. They run the show. And so the project began.
Our client was looking for a pizza oven that would be fun for his kids to grow up with and learn how to cook. I brought in my good friend and sometime collaborator, Nadine Edelstein. We design well together and with her skills with tile and stone, I knew we would be able to make something beautiful. We tossed around ideas having to do with dinosaurs, dragons and sea creatures.