On the Cover
November / December 2002
Photo illustration by Val Williams
In the Treat Grand Foyer of the new
Robert D. Buchanan '44 Alumni House is a mosaic of The University of
Maine seal, created by Colorco Ltd., of Merrimack, N.H. Up to 20,000
hand-set porcelain pieces were used to create a mosaic replica that
measures 14 feet in diameter.
The image represents classic and
contemporary mosaic styles, with tessellated tiles end-to-end and
sculpted porcelain pieces forming fine graphic details. The founder of
Colorco is Jim Burnard, son of UMaine alumnus Steven Burnard of Wells,
Maine, who graduated in 1952.