Photos and discriptions of handmade tile mosaic commissions from concept to implementation to final installation.
After two years and three weeks the six piece mosaic is complete and on it’s way to the new Salvation Army Phoenix South Mountain Kroc Center on a truck! The children from Rose Linda school make thier tile hands over a year ago, the little houses made by families in South Mountain last summer, tile made by artist friends and neighbors, every Monday since September……… Every room in my house became part of this project. Long tables filled my living room as we worked around them to assemble and set each mosaic panel. As the panels were completed I stacked them sideways against the wall in my bedroom. Nothing like having the faces and...Read More
All ages helped set tiles on the Salvation Army Community Mosaic We had a fabulous three days at the Camelback Studio Tour. One of the highlights was the overwhelming community response to participate in setting the tiles on the “South Mountain Community” mosaic panel. This is one of six panels for the new Salvation Army Kroc Phoenix South Mountain Community Center. Linda tries her hand at tile setting on the mosaic Mom, Grandpa and the Little Guy set the turtle on the Community mosaic Ronnie Costa had a blast with this little guy as they set tiles on the...Read More
The new Salvation Army Kroc Community Center Phoenix South Mountain has been under construction for almost two years. The grand opening is May 18, 2012. Yikes! We still have lots of work to do on the mosaic for the new building. I have been working with the children and families to make tiles for a HUGE mosaic of six – two foot by ten foot panels. We started by making the tiles with the children from Rose Linda School in the “Old” Salvation Army South Mountain Community Center. With the severe cuts in arts and programs in the schools none of these children have ever worked or played with clay or made anything with clay. So in addition...Read More