Donna Billick poses on her Huntington Beach mural made using MAPEI mortar.

To beautify the Lifeguard Headquarters building in Huntington Beach, Calif., local artist Donna Billick created a mural featuring mermaids, and other exotic sea creatures. She enlisted the services of two sources: Lifeguards, who helped create pieces for the mosaic out of clay, and MAPEI. Billick says she installed more than 10,000 square feet of panels using the company's Kerabond/Keralastic mortar. She said she chose the MAPEI product because the mosaic has to stand up both to the environmental conditions of the beach and public usage.