Taking Flight

Paseo Raquet Club
6268 West Thunderbird Road

Taking Flight

Taking Flight
Kristine Kollasch and Felicie Regnier
Ceramic tile mural with rusted steel elements
Completed: May 2008

The tile mural, "Taking Flight", was community collaboration at its finest. Artists Kristine Kollasch and Felicie Regnier worked with the ceramic students at Ironwood High School throughout the Spring 2008 semester to develop the design and produce over one thousand handmade tiles that comprise the mural located at this USTA award winning tennis facility. The flying net, brightly colored ball forms and playful bouncing lines of the mural grew out of the drawings of over 130 students. Reference is made to the forms of tennis, the Arizona landscape and the expansive energy of sport, play and creativity. With invaluable assistance from their teacher, artist Chris Dufala, students wove their personal visions into this unified whole.