Glue, Rip, Glue, Rip, Glue
We have had an exciting week or two in the mosaic room. So exciting that I wasn’t even taking pictures half the time. Like when the elementary school people came downstairs to get a little down and dirty with the mosaic. YES, children can use cement! YES, cement comes off with a few paper towels, then some soap and water. YES, cement launders pretty well. In case you were wondering.
On Monday, our mosaic frame welder, Heather Harris, delivered all the frames for the remaining mosaic panels.
We were going to offer some quality mosaic time in the Great Hall tonight while Micah 6 was open, but wait…. half the hall is cordoned off for new tile installation. Oops, I guess we won’t be working on mosaic with people waiting for the food pantry.
Here’s what we DID have tonight: quality time with the mosaic for three mosaic-meisters! Making the figures for the third panel requires a bit of learning for those not accustomed or trained in the skill of drawing. So, there is experimentation going on, including gluing tesserae (little pieces) onto the mesh, re-assessing how they look, followed by ripping them off the mesh, followed by gluing other tesserae onto the mesh. Stir and repeat as many times as necessary.