A former client approached him with a consultation request regarding the design and fabrication of decorative tiles. Realizing the permanency of tile murals, Deir quickly became interested in its potential and began the process of mastering the medium. As he developed techniques to produce graphic and decorative art in tile, he felt driven to develop as an artist.
When a favorite client asked him to create an art piece for the bottom of her pool, the journey into mosaic tile began. That first request turned into the stunning 'Bird of Paradise' signature piece, and set the stage for the many projects that followed. During that first mosaic commission, Alex had found a new love--'painting with glass tile's and soon was creating custom mosaic art pieces for pools, entryways, backsplashes, or any space that would lend itself to a tile installation.