Monster mosaic almost complete
Some of the intricate sections of the completed piece
A spectacular five-metre by one-metre mosaic is a mammoth art work in progress, with the most-difficult aspect still to come.
Some of the intricate sections of the completed piece Midwife Yvette Jenkins, teacher Lyndal Pitkin and Thursday Island High School art teacher Yvette Brooks have spent about 90 hours over three months putting together the piece which splendidly features the life and culture of the Torres Strait.
It will be located on a besser-block wall as a backdrop for a bench seat, built by the students at Kaziw Meta.
The trio have designed, created and put together the piece under the home of one of the three.
The most-difficult aspect is moving it to Kaziw Meta.
“It has to be broken into 20-22 pieces, sealed and glued so that it doesn’t fall apart, and then put back together to be put into position at Kaziw Meta. That will be very difficult,” Yvette Jenkins said.
Made of ceramic tiles, pieces of glass found on Thursday Island beaches, it features three Dharis, Torres Strait flag, drums, dugong and other reflections of the region with a sand and sea background.
Torres News – Monster mosaic almost complete
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Imagine driving up Interstate 35/80 on a cold, dark winter night. As you near Rider Corner in Urbandale, your eye is drawn to something warm and bright off to the west.
It towers over the landscape, it glows – and it makes you wonder what else is over there, too.Daniel Rupprecht can see this already in his mind’s eye.
The founder and president of R&R Realty Group has used fountains as a signature at his business park developments, but the Paragon Office Park taking shape in Urbandale is his biggest project, and so he wanted to crown it with something different.
How about a cylinder 10 stories tall, wrapped with images of prairie grasses and flowers created in a glass mosaic by Italian artisans? Definitely special.
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Yard Ornaments, originally uploaded by shutterbri23.
Mr. Lucky, originally uploaded by cmar.
Artist: Anne DeSantis
Location: 16 Loudoun Street, SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
This photo comes from a fantastic photoset called Horsing around Loudon http://www.flickr.com/photos/christophermar/sets/72057594068022555/.
Well worth a look.