David Lee Csicsko decks the White House halls
Congratulations to David Lee Csicsko, renown Chicago mosaic artist, for his recent work on the 2012 White House holiday decorations!
Csicsko decorated the East Wing Corridor with stained-glass medallion wreaths, each 4 feet in diameter and made from a mix of textured, recycled and specialty glass. He also designed ceramic tile ornaments and 10-foot-tall wooden cut-out trees for the First Lady’s Garden. It’s been estimated that close to 90,000 people will come to view the decorations this holiday season. Csicsko told the Chicago Tribune that he was very happy with the entire experience. “I felt like I went from being a Chicago artist to an American artist,” he said.
During his 30 year career, David has worked on a wide variety of projects from small privately commissioned prints to large-scale mosaics at hospitals, universities, elementary schools, churches, and various private homes. As one of several artists chosen to deck the White House halls, Csicsko was specifically selected based on the elaborate stained glass installation he created for a chapel at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Buster Creative had the pleasure of working with Csicsko a few years ago on a print ad for the 2010 AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run. “David is one of my favorite American artists,” said Alice Hlavin of Buster Creative.
Take a look below at Csicsko’s White House decorations as well as some of the work he produced for Buster Creative.
Wooden cut-out trees, created by David Lee Csicsko, on display at the 2012 White House holiday decorations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)