Palm Leaf Mosaics

Palm Leaf Mosaics

We created six palm leaf mosaics for First Baptist Church of Asheville, and they now adorn the memorial garden’s brick walls. The mosaics feature sandstone palm leaves surrounded by bluestone, and each one has its own unique features. One of the leaf mosaics has a unique fractal pattern called a dendrite on some of its surfaces, and it tied in nicely with the mosaic. While closely resembling fossils, dendrites are naturally-occurring crystals called pseudofossils, and they are created by mineral intrusion.

1 of 6 Palm Leaf Mosaics made with natural stone

The natural stone mosaic of a palm leaf.

Accompanying metalwork was completed by Bob Gurkey. He did an excellent job maintaining the palm leaf motif, and collaborating with him was a pleasant experience.

Palm leaf metalwork by Bob Gurkey

Palm leaf metalwork by Bob Gurkey