Lockdown Mosaic Projects
The first personal mosaic project I wanted to tackle was a house number installation. I chose to do vintage style 'deco' divers in the eaves of the porch set in a swirly sea background. The mosaic measures 5ft wide by 1.5 foot tall at the highest point and took me two weeks to complete and a day to install.
Next I tackled the house name sign. It is a metal sign with the name 'TRELAWNEY' (Cornish meaning 'a person from a town with a church') One side has light lettering with a darker background and the other side is black lettering on a lighter mixed china background.
I then had the bright idea to mosaic each coping stone along the front garden wall! Each stone measures 2ft long and there are 11 in total. I removed one at a time and worked on completing it in the art room then once grouted, it was cemented back into place.
I used vintage 1970's and 80's delft tiles, spent casings, and blue and white blue willow pattern china and ceramic tiles. Each stone features a different animal and each has personal meaning.
There are lots more images and info about the wall project on my facebook page.
Next job at the front of the house is to render the pebble dash...I'm not doing that though! Getting a professional in to do that soon. I think once it is white it will really set the mosaics off and brighten it up.
I have also started work on the Garden Goddess sculpture which you'll remember I started last year. I finished sculpting her out of Pal Tiya and then she was left over the winter due to other commitments/preparing for exhibitions etc.
She will have painted parts and mosaic parts. She has a mirrored face to reflect the onlooker. Faceless yet multi faceted!
Work will begin on her mosaic gown very soon.
The Gift #2
I revisited a past mosaic which I completed in 2013 to see how different the finished piece would look if I were to recreate it 7 years on! This is the result. There are lots of progress images etc on my facebook/instagram pages which gets updated more regularly than the website.