Tuesday, November 16, 2010

artist residency

I recently completed a three-week artist residency at Lincoln Elementary School in Memphis. The students created the mosaic centers for these flowers that the art teacher painted in front of the school.

We used the indirect method to make the mosaic, the students laid out the tiles and then they were stuck to contact paper to maintain the arrangement. The entire piece was glued to the wall and the contact paper was removed before grouting.

We covered the windowsills of the courtyard with mosaic.

The beginnings of the mural the students are painting, the courtyard will be dedicated to the former principal who passed away last summer. My part in the project is finished, the teacher will complete the painting with her students and we will have a reception this Spring. The project will be entered into the Memphis Beautiful Competition.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you Thomasin! Those kids will remember this for a long time.