A Firm Foundation
Five of the six Wedi board panels are in!!! What is Wedi, you might ask? Well, it is the lightweight, strong foam-core cement board that the mosaic mesh sections will be glued to. It is the firm foundation of all our efforts. After the gluing and, possibly, grouting, the panels will be framed to hang.
Here’s how unloading happens: park next to Danny’s truck on the 22nd Street side of the building. Unlock basement door and carry stuff down the steps and into the hallway. Bob is handy on Sunday morning!
While we’re on the subject of views, the view from the mosaic studio windows which face the central courtyard hasn’t gotten any better. This is what the window well looks like after Danny has cleaned it out. Frequently, it is the target of trash and unmentionable organics that would have been almost unimaginable to the builders in the early 1950’s.
This is the set of shelves holding the currently-being-used tesserae. This tess is cut to the right size and the selected hues for the part of the mosaic being glued at this time. They are ready to use in the room, or to carry down the hall to UPLift or Micah 6.
Here’s an aerial view of the smacking table, where hammer-meets-stone-meets hardie in a loud CRACK, sometimes accompanied by sparks.
This week we’re working on Wednesday morning, Friday morning, and Saturday morning. If you’d like to participate, leave a comment on this post.