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Kitchen confidential: Silver Lake artists piece together a colorful home

January 15, 2011 | 11:20 am

Mosaics are not readily recognized as a legitimate art form, Silver Lake artist Jolino Beserra says, largely "because you can go to the store and buy a little kit to make a mosaic pot." He hopes to change that with his mosaic creations -- his commissioned work costs $5,500 to $12,000 for a fireplace, depending on the size, and up to $300 per square foot for kitchen backsplashes. The kitchen of his Silver Lake home, which he shares with partner David Edward Byrd, is a showcase for their work: The couple's lemon-orange kitchen, dominated by a 1949 O'Keefe & Merritt stove, completes a surge of pieced-together pigment that travels from a cobalt blue entryway and chiffon lime living room to the blood red walls of the dining room. Read more in today's Home section:

Photo: Jolino Beserra and David Edward Byrd's Silver Lake kithen. Credit: R. Daniel Foster