This project involved the use of computer-aided design and waterjet fabrication; each piece in this medallion was designed to fit like pieces of a puzzle with minimal joints between them. There was two contrasting marble used in this medallion, the gray marble forming the field and the white marble used as inlay to create the artwork.
The size of the medallion was 15′ Dia. Each of the patterns/shapes was cut twice, once from each marble type, and then meticulously assembled and epoxied together at Rugo shop to form larger sections for the install. The most challenging part of the project was to continue to the paving joints from outside the medallion into the medallion’s inner circle with the “Eagle”; this called for huge, fragile sections of epoxied stone assembly.
No stone backer was used for reinforcement due to the setting’s space constraints; each part of the assembly was reinforced with fiberglass mesh backer and carefully packed to avoid breakage.