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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Coral Snake

Coral Snake is a small piece I made in 2012  

It is  12 x 12" (30 x 30 cm). It is made out of bright orange and teal glasses, chocolate marble and a beige  translucent sort of alabaster.

Like many other pieces I made Coral Snake using the reversed method. Because I use materials of various thickness, the piece has to be built upside down.

Here are some pictures of its making

The whole piece before applying the thinset and support

Details of the snake

Monday, February 11, 2013

Crouching Dragon...

Tonight, I completed the laying of the Tesserae of Yamaoka Tesshu's Tiger and Dragon Mosaics. It has been raining so much since last night, that the glue is having a hard time drying up...

There is still lots of work left. Next thing to do will be to pre-grout - then to glue the support on top, after that flip the pieces and finish them. Depending upon what they look like, I may decide to not use any grout. I have not made up my mind yet. 

These are reproductions of Calligraphies by 19th century Kendo and Calligraphy Master Yamaoka Tesshu. 

Each piece is 20 x 49", materials are Travertine, Granite, and Porcelain.