Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mosaic prototype at Garinger High

Some of the students, teachers and I finished working on the prototype for the tile mosaic public art project. Here it in the drying process. We ended up combining several of the students' designs to come up with this one. There is a stylized sun in the middle of a circle, with radiant lines emerging from that. The border design is a stretched image of the "Charlotte crown" which appears all over the city- on street signs, etc- because Charlotte is the Queen City. I like how it first appears as just a border design, but then can be recognized as the crown.
Here are some of the pieces in the kiln. It looks so different when they're mixed and scattered. Don't worry, we labeled the backs of each piece by 4 quadrants- it would be a difficult puzzle to put back together otherwise!

6 comments:

Ron said...

Amy, I think that's a great design that you all came up with. I like the Crown represented that way. Nice job. Look forward to seeing you Sat.

johnbfer said...

Wow! Looks even better than the sketch did. Very nice.

Amy said...

Thanks guys. We got most of it glazed today so, hopefully, it'll look even better with color

Jen Mecca said...

What a great project Amy..congrads on that. Jen

Becky said...

It has to feel GREAT, working in tandem this way with high school students! And artists like you make a profound difference. Had I had an experience like this when I was in high school my life might have been very different. I'm not sure you realize what an impact you have on these aspiring artists. They are fortunate indeed!

Amy said...

Thanks Becky. It's been a great experience for me- I feel fortunate. I've really enjoyed working with the students, and have gotten to know them much better over the past few weeks.