In May the team from Mosaika came back down to Houston to help install 3 mosaic murals in the newly built Ocean and Coastal Studies building at Texas A&M Galveston. The two mosaics were fabricated out of tumbled smalti at the Mosaika studio in Montreal. The tumbled smalti produced the prefect soften underwater effect for the mosaics. The relief sculpture, Benthic Zone, was fabricated here in my studio. My assistant Kate and I worked from February to May, hand forming clay and fusing and flame working glass to represent microscopic ocean life. The building is now open! Come check out the finished product and for more images of the installation visit the Mosaika Galveston installation blog.
The Wonderful Team! My, what 5 women can do...
Beginning conception of "The Benthic Zone"
"The Benthic Zone"- 43 feet installed panel by panel.