MIKE MANDEL MOSAIC TILE PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

University of California Veterinary School   Davis CA, 2017

TAKING GOOD CARE,

UC DAVIS VETERINARY SCHOOL

One inch porcelain and glass tile
23' x 11'
$53,382

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The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is the largest veterinary school in the United States and is currently ranked #1 among veterinary schools in the USA. Established in 1948, the school is the primary health resource for California’s various animal populations. The artwork is for the Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Center.  I was looking to create an image that would symbolize

the empathetic connection between the school’s students or clinicians and the animals under their care. In this artwork the clinician merges visually with a map of the California topography. The blue of her gown transitions to the green of the verdant areas of the California terrain. The horse is prominently displayed with a number of staff who are using their hands to touch and connect with the horse with care.