Tampa Bay History Museum: Commissioned Stained Glass Mosaic Tile Public Art Mural

Heroes of the Tampa

This glass mosaic mural was installed January 2018 on the outside of the Tampa Bay History Center in Tampa, FL.  The work is a memorial to the USCGC Tampa which was lost with all hands in the last days of WWI.  We worked with the historians and the county officials to create the artwork for this project.

The project came about via a national call to artists.  As finalists, this proposal was adapted slightly but became the final mural design.  We had opportunity to meet some of the ancestors of the men lost on the USS Tampa. Much of the crew made Tampa their home town and there are many descendants living in Tampa today.

Hillsborough County, FL, located on the exterior of the Tampa History Center in Tampa, FL.

Preliminary artwork for the Tampa mural


​​2018  10.5ft x 23ft glass mosaic mural