Working under the direction of Carolyn Lehne at KC Restoration, We touched up the decorative, undersea, tile border at the bottom of the pool in Santa Monica. Originally the pool of the Hearst Mansion 1928, (demolished, now the Annenberg Beach House). The bright, fish tiles were faded and distressed; we patched and painted the tiles.
I’ve been a part of the excavation and partial reconstruction of the enormous plaster sphinxes from the 1923, Cecil B. DeMille, Ten Commandments, on display in at the Dunes Center Museum. When the plaster pieces came out of the sand dunes, they were very fragile and damp. After they had time to dry out, the
The chandelier in the Hancock House museum at USC was missing about 20% of it’s crystal. Under KC Restoration, I made a silicone mold and created the missing parts using a clear resin. The missing pieces were installed and additional crystals purchased to fill the chandelier.
Under the direction of Carolyn Lehne of KC Restoration, we removed any lead based paint (in containment) still attached to the mural, cleaned the surface, and filled any knicks or scars. There was several areas where the canvas and imagery was missing, we replaced the lost canvas and sketched in the missing landscape. The mural
Working under May Painting and KC Restoration, I had the opportunity to work on Archer School for Girls that occupies the former Eastern Star Home for Women, a 1931 Spanish Colonial Revival building on Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood. Debra May and Rachael Burch (May Painting) directed the conservation of the finely stenciled ceiling and arches.
Brand Library in Glendale was built as a private home in 1904. Using photos of the original, the ceiling murals were recreated in four different rooms. I Painted the filigree and supporting delicate swirls on the curved cove ceilings. A pounce pattern was made from the tracings of the original and transferred to the ceiling
Wilshire Boulevard Temple, completed in 1929, has a large coffered dome and decorated with interior murals by Hugo Ballin. Working under KC Restoration, We revitalized the extensive gold leaf; the oculus, capitals, the organ grill and immense arches. Definition- An oculus (plural oculi, from Latin oculus, ‘eye’) is a circular opening in the centre of
Brock and Company Building 1922 (Mas Malo / Seven Grand) 515 W. Seventh Street. Plaster ceiling repair on decorative ceiling with compound angle vaults. The plaster decorative ribs followed the change in curve for a difficult layout and one-to-one molds. Built for Brock and Company, one of the city’s most successful jewelry companies, this
The San Bernadino Courthouse was seismically retrofitted and restored in 2010. With KC Restoration, under the direction of Carolyn Lehne, she developed and detailed plan on removing the canvas murals from the ceiling to be stored while the building was reinforce with shear walls. With the help of professional wallpaper hangers, the canvas was reinstalled
Under the direction of KC Restoration, the Blossom Ballroom was restored to its former glory. The Blossom Ballroom in 2009 needed new air conditioning and lighting system. To access the overhead cooling, the decorative grid ceiling and to be cut through and reinstalled. This prompted a full restoration of the space. The original stenciling in
Under the direction of KC Restoration, the decorative plaster ceiling in the dining room was repaired and painted along with the frieze on the side walls. In the grand staircase we painted a decorative ceiling with gradation to the center. A faux leather technique was used in the library. The home was designed by the
Restoration to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre began in 2001 with a $7 million dollar budget. Many diverse projects were my responsibility, from repairs of the decorative cement archways on the facade, to repairing marble Ming Dynasty Heaven Dogs in the forecourt. Also in the lobby, I repaired the gold leafed ceiling which was water damaged in
A beautiful restoration by private owners in Country Club near West Adams in Los Angeles. The living room had two coats of paint over a water damage gold leafed and painted ceiling. Removing the 2 layers of paint with Q-tips, KC Restoration, lead by Carolyn Lehne, removed the paint and infilled the areas that were
The Raymond Theatre in Pasadena had modernized marque area outside. When removed the original plaster was revealed with various holes in the structure that need repair and replacement. I sculpted originals that were missing and cast those that had duplicates and installed to it’s original splendor.
The Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, first opened its doors in 1930. In September 2000, it reopened as the newest home to Disney’s The Lion King. The Pantages received a 10 million dollar renovation from January to September of 2000. Designer Roger Morgan worked with New York based restoration company, Evergreene
An exhibit on the thirty year history of Sesame Street at The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York in 1999. Strong Museum is a children’s hands-on museum; youngsters have the chance to actually see themselves, via multiple video cameras, on a representation of the Children’s Network set. Visitors literally step onto Sesame Street and go