I can't say enough thank-yous to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for hiring me to do these residencies. I want to again hire my photographer to shoot all four of these projects and will post in situ photos. For now, I am going to share some of the photos that are of what goes on.
I'm anxious to see all these projects together and hung. I am so proud of them that I have decided to make a serious effort to change my work's direction. Way back when I was trying to decide if I should do mosaic or fused glass, I knew I should combine both. Now, I am hoping to find ways to combine my own art with these projects because, frankly, I am addicted to both.
Who wouldn't love working with these two?
For one thing, twenty people at one time can get a whole lot of work done, FAST. Sure, there are stinkers to contend with, and I don't always get through to them all. I don't expect to. But when I can get through to one of these tough nuts, it is an indescribable high. I can tell you that every day of this 40 day stretch, I was looking forward to going to "work."
One school, had a project where each kid got to make their own tile, then we started on the mosaic.
In the third one, each kid got to do his own little section of a feather. They chose a color and we assigned real estate.
The last one was huge mirror letters that the school wanted in a mosaic of their school colors. I was dying to do something with Ben Day dots so I was thrilled.