The ANZAC War Memorial, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Historically, a catafalque was a support for a coffin, but it has come to represent a remembrance stone or a tomb. A catafalque party was originally appointed to guard a coffin from theft or desecration. Now it performs a ceremonial role, honouring the dead.
mexpotjuly2, originally uploaded by Rae72.
Rae is actually from the Gold Coast of Australia!
brisbane mosaic, originally uploaded by Caroline 66.
mtn 156, originally uploaded by shimmertje.
brz 176, originally uploaded by shimmertje.
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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Steve Irwin feeding Croc=, originally uploaded by cindytoo.
Yes, that means YOU! 😉
Many people around the world have really mourned the passing of Australian conservationist Steve Irwin. His passion for wildlife was absolutely undeniable and was something to be admired.
The good folks at the Mosaic Addicts Yahoo Group recently came up with the idea of a mosaic tribute project that hopefully will encourage people to contribute to Irwin’s wildlife causes. The basic premise is that people can make a mosaic of some form of wildlife on mesh, and send it to Sandy at OzMosaics in Queensland who will collect the contributions and create the final mural. Sandy is an amazing person and an equally amazing mosaicist, and I’m absolutely certain that she will create something incredibly dramatic and wonderful.
It’s an amazing opportunity to create something really interesting and fun for a fantastic cause and I really urge people to get involved and donate a mosaic. This project is definitely happening in every sense of the word.
You can follow the progress of the project at http://crikeymatemosaic.wordpress.com/. So bookmark the site. Check it out frequently. Leave comments. The blog, like the mural, is a work in progress and we need your input.
See ya there!
The Steve Irwin Mosaic Tribute Project