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Venetian Glass Mosaic Design
Saint James Catholic Church Portrait Mosaics

This unique art commission consists of the complete supply of 88 framed wall hanging Venetian glass and 24-carat gold portrait-level glass mosaics. Rugo mosaic artisans created 30 of the 88 mosaics, which included a custom wood pointed arch frame, painted gold to compliment the gold mosaic.

Each one of the 88 panels is different and represents a saint selected by various parishioners of this particular parish, and the saint chosen has special meaning to each donor. The mosaics are all hand-cut with outstanding detail, mounted on lightweight board, and installed with a grout-less face to allow the glass mosaic colors to display their brilliance. The panels are wall-mounted and displayed in the Nave of the church on the side walls.

Location: Charles Town, West Virginia
Completion: 2020
Owner: Saint James Catholic Church
Architect: St Jude Studios
Size: 88 portrait mosaic panels
Services: Design, fabricate, assemble mosaic panels

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