Mosaic Inspiration

I’m in Cornwall for a few days on my own – to rest and recharge my batteries after a stressful time with my Dad’s illness, death and funeral. It’s been lovely to have time to think, read, smell the sea air, swim, and visit some galleries before I return to sorting out Dad’s house and affairs.

Amongst Dad’s belongings are the china/crockery items which were the backdrop to my childhood and embedded in my memory. Almost every single thing is cracked or chipped – typical of my parents to not throw anything away! The china is of no financial value – BUT a rich source of art materials for a project. I plan to make a mosaic sculptural work for our garden, in memory of my Mum and Dad.

I’ve never tried mosaicking before so intend to go on a course in the New Year with Teignmouth mosaic artist Michelle Greenwood-Brown. I’m so excited by this opportunity to try something new, to produce a memorial for my parents and develop our garden, all at the same time…

I have always loved the Gaudi mosaics in Parc Guell, Barcelona and  last year, was introduced to the work of Candace Barhouth at an exhibition in Bath. Wonderful!

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Candace Barhouth mosaics

 

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2 Responses to Mosaic Inspiration

  1. US Jane says:

    What a wonderful opportunity to not only learn and try something new, but what an ideal way to honor your parents.

    Good luck sorting through everything. I had to do that with my mom’s house a few years ago. What a job! Some things touched me deeply and some things made me really question, why did she save THIS??? I did find some super cool items as well. Pace yourself.

  2. jane perkins says:

    Many thanks Jane – I’m super excited about doing this – but the actual making won’t happen till next year, so time to sort everything and plan …x

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