2951 Dewey Avenue

Justen Ladda
Ceramic tile mosaics, 1995 mosaic murals
New York City Board of Education
Percent for Art Program


Inspired by Throgs Neck's location on the Long Island Sound, Justen Ladda composed his work around a maritime theme. Like his earlier award-winning work at P.S. 7 in the Bronx, he created an integrated design that includes hallways, staircases, and cafeteria walls and incorporate ceramic tile mosaics. There are three mosaic murals in the cafeteria: an underwater scene of a coral reef, one of a seascape, and yet another of a surfer on a huge wave, as well as a mosaic image of Niagara Falls above a drinking fountain in the hallway. The hallway and stairs are adorned with ornamental Greek key frets in mosaic.

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