Saturday, July 7, 2012

Urban Renewal - As Mixed-Media Mosaic Wall Art

Mixed-media mosaic wall art piece depicting a beautiful weed growing in old, cracked concrete.
Urban Renewal 8.5" x 10.5"
Inspiration is sometimes found in unexpected places and in this case it was an abandoned parking lot around the corner from where my daughter takes guitar lessons. I've seen it weekly for years now but stopped for a closer look one day...

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Pieced predominantly from stained glass onto a hardibacker concrete board. The broken 'concrete' areas are broken pieces of granite tile placed in with the riven edges showing.  Grey tinted thin-set mortar fills the space between large broken areas of 'concrete'- the strong diagonal line- and is used to adhere the granite pieces as well.

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