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One life, six images, a tired artist and a question...

Glittering Shards: One life, six images, a tired artist and a question...

Glittering Shards

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One life, six images, a tired artist and a question...

 
One life. My client asked me to mosaic 6 images that represent the life of her husband, father to their two little boys.
 
Six images of his life - love, skills, social life, true friendship. 
Ask yourself...what will be the images of your life?

A large mosaic...1m 60 cm long, 65 cm wide... 3 months in the making...
Some photos, taken in the workshop where the mosaic was installed yesterday. Poor picture quality, no natural light and yours truly was clambering up slabs of marble to get some height. Hoping for better shots once the mosaic goes outdoors in its final resting place.
One very tired mosaic artist...a whole day of installation...cement and grout mixing (achy arms), fixing (lots of vigourous boshing and polishing) followed by a mosaic worshop with my lovely students until 10pm (with kiddie bedtime in between!). I clock that up as a 14 hour day...phew!
To come...a post on the whole process of making this mosaic using the reverse method on brown paper and the way it was pre-grouted, flipped and re-grouted...
In the meantime, a huge welcome to new followers (visible and invisible) to this blog...you are welcome, friends.

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7 Comments:

  • wow..what a big job and very well done...cannot wait to see it in its final place...thanks for letting me take a look see.

    By Blogger DeeDee, at 17 June 2010 at 18:31  

  • Concetta - having seen the very beginning of this, it looks totally AMAZING. Well done you! Virtual hugs from one fellow flying artist to another ;)

    Amelia.x

    By Blogger Amelia, at 17 June 2010 at 18:56  

  • This is beautiful Concetta. Job well done! It must feel great.

    By Blogger Dana Barbieri, at 19 June 2010 at 15:43  

  • What a lovely tribute- I bet they're very happy :)

    By Blogger Rachel Nixon, at 20 June 2010 at 02:32  

  • huge project!! whew- i bet your tired.
    turned out great and i'm sure they are very happy with the end product-

    By Blogger Kerri, at 21 June 2010 at 03:36  

  • HOLY WOW! You are one talented and amazing artist. And what a special project to get called upon to do! It speaks to your ability, your vision, and creative spirit. And all the physical work that goes with it. it's just amazing. I'm off to tweet about this...

    By Blogger AG Ambroult, at 21 June 2010 at 14:39  

  • WOW! This is amazing, I love how all the different parts hold together, and would be intrigued to meet this guy who has a microphone as a representation! I look forward to seeing it in it's final place...

    By Blogger Creating Trouble, at 22 June 2010 at 07:11  

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