mosaic maker and mural artist Gary Drostle

AWARD WINNING

2003

'Art in Development'

Spelthorne Design Awards

August 2002

Unveiled in August by Penelope Keith, Sheriff of Surrey, this mosaic coat of arms forms the centre piece of the refurbishment of Staines town centre. The town centre has been pedestrianised in a design by Scott-Allen Partnership for Spelthorne Council which features Drostle mosaics as a key design element.

As well as this 9m2 mosaic arms of the Borough surrounded by a Roman 3 strand guilloche pattern there are: gateways at either end of the High Street featuring 4 mosaic panels illustrating local history; 4 lamppost plinths with historic mosaic panels and stone tree surrounds with mosaic inlaid details representing the rivers at Staines.

Above: The central panel constructed from 20mm vitreous ceramic tesserae.

Opposite: One of four gateway mosaic panels - Ad Pontes - the Romans built their first bridge over the Thames at their settlement in Staines

mosaic maker and mural artist Gary Drostlemosaic maker and mural artist Gary Drostlemosaic maker and mural artist Gary Drostle