New Loyola School of Nursing Mosaic
Back in 1966, Chicago's Loyola University opened a new building, at the north campus. It featured a very handsome, very mid century mosaic, by Melville Philip Steinfels. In 2010, the school decided to demolish the building, ... but save the mosaic.
A new Loyola School of Nursing was going up at the school's medical
campus in Maywood Illinois,
I was commissioned to design 3 mosaics to work with the 1966 mosaic.
It was a wonderful project. I thought what will work, ... be bold, simple, and and fit with the complex education narrative theme, of the original mosaic.
I designed 2 large heads, 8 ft by 8 ft, with rainbow mosaic edges, and a long quote. The quote is from "The Corporal Works of Mercy". The quote is the full 45 ft length of the full mosaic.
The saved older work and the completed new work, are housed in the new study center at the brand new nursing school.
David Lee Csicsko is an internationally recognized and celebrated designer and artist currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois. During his 30 year career, David has engaged in a wide variety of projects at nearly every scale; from small privately commissioned prints to to his more recent explorations of the possibilities inherent in working with stained glass and mosaics at large scales. These monumental projects have included work for hospitals, universities, elementary schools, churches, and various private homes.
While David’s aesthetic and striking use of color and pattern is distinctive, each project he engages in is entirely unique. Through his work, David celebrates the diversity and richness of the human imagination, and expresses the joys of life through his dynamic use of color, bold graphics and playful patterns.