ExactMosaics to make 3-D Mosaic using Revolutionary Technique

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ExactMosaics, a studio in San Francisco, is making stone mosaics by using pattern recognition software to line-up the striations within millions of marble pieces.

ExactMosaics was one of six artists selected to create a large mosaic heart (5'9'' wide by 5' high and 3'3'' thick 3-D) for the 2009 Heroes & Hearts fundraiser by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. After being displayed at the event, the Heart will be sold and/or auctioned, with all proceeds benefiting the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. The Large Heart will remain at Union Square or another location around the City for approximately 9 months before being delivered to the buyer.

ExactMosaics offers the most detailed stone mosaics ever created. The company uses pattern recognition software to determine the placement of each stone. By using the natural striations within each stone, these mosaics achieve near-photographic image quality. No printing, painting, or staining of the stones is used. The company draws on over 100 different types of marble which span the full range of colors.

For additional information on ExactMosaics, contact Nick Berg at nick @ exactmosaics.com. ExactMosaics is currently offering design proofs for commissioned mosaics through its website at http://www.exactmosaics.com.

About ExactMosaics:
Founded 2006 in San Francisco by Nick Berg & Alan Roth, ExactMosaics creates original custom mosaics based on its clients' designs. Nick and Alan are passionate about mosaics. Their mosaics have been exhibited at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland, CA. and have they were selected by the Society of American Mosaic Artist for the 2008 International Juried Exhibition. ExactMosaics has been featured in numerous publications including Tile Magazine, Floor Covering Weekly, The New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Nick Berg is a Co-founder and Mosaic Artist with ExactMosaics. At ExactMosaics, Nick specializes in sales and mosaic construction. He has experience working with top-tier venture capital backed startup companies at Silicon Valley Bank. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.

Alan Roth is a Co-founder and Mosaic Artist with ExactMosaics. At ExactMosaics, Alan developed the patent pending techniques for designing and constructing ExactMosaic artworks and he also specializes in sales and design. He has experience in microprocessor circuit design with AMD and held various roles in startup companies. Alan received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

History of Hearts in SF:
Hearts in San Francisco is a Bay Area-wide "heart installation" which debuted in the spring of 2004. While similar to Chicago's "Cows on Parade," the San Francisco version uses a heart icon, appropriate for a city that is recognized for its acceptance and tolerance, as well as being perennially open-hearted. The goal of this project is to become a unique hybrid of fund-raising, compassionate community involvement, and a positive nurturing of artistic expression at a time when it is sorely needed. The financial beneficiary of Hearts in San Francisco is the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, whose sole purpose is to fund projects that will enhance patient care and comfort at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH).

The beneficiary of the Hearts project is the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, whose sole purpose is to raise private support for the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center's mission is to deliver humanistic, cost-effective and culturally competent health services to the residents of the City and County of San Francisco, regardless of their ability to pay. The funds raised from Hearts in San Francisco will enable the hospital to make the necessary capital and programmatic improvements to maintain the hospital's status as one of the best hospitals in the country, and continues to provide the following services:

  • Only Trauma Center (Level I) in San Francisco
  • Largest Acute & Rehabilitation Hospital for Psychiatric Patients
  • Only Psychiatric Emergency Services
  • General Community Hospital for San Francisco's most needy
  • Referral Center for the Department of Public Health and its affiliated partners

It has been on the forefront of critical and compassionate care for patients with AIDS, including an innovative and remarkable procedure developed to prevent the transmission of HIV from birthing mothers to their unborn infants. SFGH is also a teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) for over 125 years. It supports training and research programs for all four UCSF graduate schools: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. To learn more about how you can be a part of supporting the life-saving work at San Francisco General Hospital, please call the SFGH Foundation on (415) 206-4478.

Heroes & Hearts 2009 Luncheon to be held at Union Square, Thursday February 12, 2009 at 11:30 a.m.


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