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Do you kiss your work goodbye? London hospital mosaic has flown...

Glittering Shards: Do you kiss your work goodbye? London hospital mosaic has flown...

Glittering Shards

Friday, March 18, 2011

Do you kiss your work goodbye? London hospital mosaic has flown...

I finished my 'Circles' mosaic for the London Hospitals mosaic project - mosaic artists from all round the world producing a 20 x 20 cm mosaic on the theme of circles which will all be mounted together into a public art installation for a busy London hospital waiting area.


Can't wait to see the finished installation. Check out some of the entries here. The project is also being done to raise money for the Esther Benjamin Trust that rescues Nepalese children who are trafficked and trains them with work skills (including mosaic making). Find out more here.


In the meantime I had only a couple of days to enjoy my piece. When I send work away (most often never to be seen again) I must confess to giving it a little affectionate stroke and kiss. These are my little mosaic babies, flying into the world. Am I the only one that does this?

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14 Comments:

  • well done, looks amazing. Would love to see a pic of it in situ too :) I don't kiss my work goodbye, but I do love it when it goes off in to the world to be shared.

    Amelia.x

    By Blogger Amelia, at 19 March 2011 at 22:31  

  • Thanks Amelia. I had a feeling that I was a bit strange in my kissing practices!! xx

    By Blogger Concetta, at 20 March 2011 at 09:09  

  • love all your work C, beautiful! I was showing the guys at work the other day when we were finishing the brief for the art show, everyone loved your mosaics ;-)

    By Blogger Sy's Prints, at 20 March 2011 at 13:36  

  • love it concetta. and love that I can see you taking the photo in the reflection. can't wait to see the finished installation.
    xo

    By Blogger Dana Barbieri, at 20 March 2011 at 14:15  

  • That's just beautiful. Can we see a photo when it is installed?

    By Blogger Suzanne, at 21 March 2011 at 03:47  

  • Thank you guys :) Will post a pic when its all together. And Saira, your comment made me smile :):) x

    By Blogger Concetta, at 21 March 2011 at 09:00  

  • It's gorgeous! Please tell me you will be going to visit this at the hospital to take some photos?!

    I don't think I have ever actually kissed my pieces goodbye, but i will admit to giving some loving caresses to the most challenging/involved/meaningful pieces i have sent off.

    By Blogger AG Ambroult, at 25 March 2011 at 18:10  

  • Thanks Amy :) So far I am the only one who kisses!!

    By Blogger Concetta, at 27 March 2011 at 11:27  

  • No you are not! Haha. But I must admit: if my works looked more like yours I would kiss them some more. Gorgeous stuff!!

    By Anonymous Monica, at 30 March 2011 at 03:48  

  • Hee hee! Thanks Monina, you make me feel less weird! And thank you for the compliment *blush*.

    By Blogger Concetta, at 30 March 2011 at 14:46  

  • Sorry, that was for Monica!!

    By Blogger Concetta, at 30 March 2011 at 14:47  

  • Gorgeous, Concetta! And nice to hear that you'll have work in another exhibition! Looking forward to seeing photos of the big mosaic with all the circle pieces together. Wonderful idea, and so nice that people are giving their time in this way.

    By Anonymous Michele at A House Called Nut, at 31 March 2011 at 12:01  

  • Thanks Michele. Really looking forward to seeing it all together. Hope you are well x

    By Blogger Concetta, at 31 March 2011 at 22:13  

  • Hello beautiful Concetta, lovely to hear from you! I love this piece I can see why you found it hard to give it up. Altho I have to say, you must feel so chuffed, so many people will get to see it each day. Such a rewarding and giving piece.
    On another note, I have been meaning to do a 'celebrating each step' post, so much has happened this year. I just need another hour in this day, and I will manage it! xxx

    By Blogger blue sky butterfly studio, at 31 March 2011 at 22:44  

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