The Work Continues…

The University Presbyterian Church mosaic project goes on and on!  Although we took a 6-week vacation from the work, we’ve been back at it for a couple of weeks now, working on the details of the crowd scene in Panel Two.

Here is a series of photos from throughout November, December, and January.  Enjoy!  (And come join us.)

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Working remotely on the crowd scene.  The figures will be transferred to the panel later.

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Working directly on Panel Two- gluing and cleaning, gluing and cleaning.

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Yes, chisel.  Yes, dental pick.

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Double-yes, electric Dremel tool!

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Feverishly cleaning Panel One

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Many, many hands on Panel One.

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This is just about as many people as will fit and still be able to function.

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Are you getting the picture?  Panel One on one side of the room and Panel Two on the other.

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Different day-  Jennie gives new meaning to ‘working the crowd’.

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At the limit of endurance for tiny things.

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Crowd scene partly transferred to Panel Two

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Pre-crowd scene, this is what Panel Two looked like.  Jesus wading in the lake to the shore with his canoe, Austin skyline on view.

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Aaaaaaand, just this week, we discovered a problem.  Some of the figures are shifted on the panel from where they were in the original layout.  Uh-oh!  No room for the girl in front.  OK, save the girl for another panel.  Re-draw the girl peeking out from behind the man in the yellow shirt- problem solved.

In case you are wondering why so many tiles are white- they really aren’t.  That’s just reflection from the overhead lights.  Welcome to the world of photographing mosaics!

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