Rachel wasted no time in getting my portrait of John Moskal, Master of Horse on the wall of The Ruins. It's the first mosaic to be installed in this room, now dubbed The Stable. Follow the project to see how this important aspect of the mining story develops with additional workhorses, mules and such.
Unpacking the pieces, 7 in total. The torso & portrait were the first to go up.
& here we see the the final piece being put in place!
Tada - Master of Horse complete!
Soon, he began showing up to the ex-convent where we, the artists of the 3rd Contemporary Mosaic Art Symposium, Ploaghe worked. He quickly become a constant companion to all.
Thus, the inspiration behind my latest portrait . . .
The heart, is a play on the symposium logo, seen in the center of this sign.
Our Beloved Mascot, Poldo
My materials were a variety of colorful Italian & Mexican smalti, including some luscious large riven chunks which I love, dishes, and slate.
Once I finished laying all the tesserae, the real experimentation began. Flipping the work & reverse engineering a hangable substrate. Here's a time lapse of that process....