Monday, July 5, 2010

Day 313-Monday Mosaic Blog

I'm done with the hospital project! I learned a lot by doing this.

-how to bid a mosaic

-how to manage my time

-how to decide on grout when not sure

-backgrounds and what to do with them

Here's a write up that the hospital wanted to have next to the piece,

(I found this a little difficult to do

"Sweet Child of Ours"

This piece of mosaic art represents the positive energy within a family.

The "baby" flower has colors (DNA) from both parents and just a bud ready to bloom

The "mother" flower is grouwing from the "v" shape between the hills and that is to represent the female form. Also notice that I gave her a pearl necklace, since most mom's love pearls.

The "father" flower is standing tall and proud protecting his family

The dragonfly represents the positive force in life.

The title came from the thought that these lowers also looked like lollipops which then led to a candy like feel thus the word "sweet".

My hope for this piece is to remind us to keep the energy positive within our families and that we live life together to the fullest and be proud of who we are.

I thoroughly enjoy working with such a textural medium. It's fun to bring "life" to so many different materials and have them work together in harmony.


So now that I'm done with some big projects, I'm taking 3 weeks off of working on mosaics. My family and I have decided to go to London for 3 weeks!!! We are very excited and I will still be blogging on Mondays about differents mosaics I've encountered on our trip. I did ask Martin Cheek and Oliver Budd where some mosaics to see in London. Also I'll blog on some other interesting things we see along the way.

I'm sure when I get back at the end of July I'll be wanting to get back to the studio again to finish some mosaics that have put on hold.

Quote of the week

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath away." -anonymous

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful mosaic and lovely meanings behind it. Glad you enjoyed your time in London - if I had known before I would have told you of some other great sites to go. Next time eh?!