September 13, 2011
Here’s a mosaic I designed and made using sketches done by the pupils of a Primary School in Islington. It was a project under the auspices of the Islington Schools Environment Project, with lots of practical help rendering the bricks and so on. The children had studied the water cycle and I gave them coloured pencils to make designs with, hence the squirly scribbly sketchiness of the colouring – I tried to be as true as possible to the original. The water coming from the clouds down (or from the tank up to form clouds, depending how you look at it) were too spindly to do onto the brick directly, so I incorporated fake bricks into the design. It took ages to make, in pieces, face down, so mirror image wise. It’s made entirely in glass mosaic, with white and grey grout. Hope it still makes the pupils think as they drink.