Monday, March 14, 2005

Mosaic project


Lately I've been fixated on our mosaic project at school. The students, staff and community have completed about 1000 3-dimensional tiles that are meant to be put into the shape of turtles. Thus giving our school, Turtle Lake, a "visual identity". I've been madly forcing these tiles to dry, firing them, organizing glazing schedules, firing again, and finally we are at the installion stage. On Saturday each of these tiles were glued up onto the walls of our school. Luckily we had so many wonderful volunteers that were really excited to help out with this project.

I love THIS itsy bitsy bikini tile.

I've still got the mosaic bug despite all of the work with it at school. I made this number plate to replace the ugly numbers that are screwed onto our front door. Now I just need to figure out how to attach it to the house.

6 comments:

LA said...

Wow Julie! That house number plate looks really lovely - I am totally inspired to break stuff and make art for my house. V. cool.

LA said...

And the school turtle project looks really neat too.

Anonymous said...

as well as the bathing beauty!

Anonymous said...

Ok, now I am getting ticked off here...none of my comments are showing up! You may never know that I think your mosaic work is cool. Sigh...

Julie said...

Thanks for all the compliments! I'm just having such a good time smashing plates...

Betsy said...

Your number tile is sooooo beautiful! We will help you attach it. You are so clever and beautiful, besides.