Here are some of the initial groupings...
|Anne Briggs, Patricia Rockwood, Sharon Haddock/Lisa Stevens|
|Pat Mitchell, Ilona Bryan, Valerie Hornby|
The newly painted concrete walls made for a perfect canvas. There was virtually no surface preparation to do. I simply brushed the dust off the wall with a small broom and got to work.
I prepped my mastic and began by lightly coating the surface of the wall where each panel was to be placed. I also "buttered" the backs of most of the panels paying special attention to the mosaic's edges and then lightly pushed each panel into place using a wide grout float.
The mastic had a "life" of about 2 hours after being mixed and I managed to squeak another two out of it thanks to the Florida humidity. Everything was left to dry overnight.
Here are all of the photos from the first day...
|"Linda Lane" - the corridor between the two buildings|
|One of the walls prior to installation.|
|My teenage "apprentice" on the mosaic stepping stone footpath.|
|Checking placement on one of the mosaic panels by artist Patricia Rockwood.|
|The first panels that I installed. Artists Patricia Rockwood, Sharon Haddock/Lisa Stevens, Anne Briggs.|
|Another view of the first panels I installed along with a tiki hut birdhouse on the wall.|
|Another perspective of the 3 panels. Artists: Patricia Rockwood, Sharon Haddock/Lisa Stevens, Anne Briggs.|
|Installed mosaics on the Pre-K building wall.|
|Installing artist Linda Smith's 3 mosaic panels.|
|Artist Linda Smith's 3 mosaic panels next to the play area.|
|Another view of artist Linda Smith's 3 mosaic panels. Very 3D!|
|Artist Barb Frizzell's 4 mosaic panels outside the Pre-K door.|
|Four mosaic panels on the Pre-K building wall. Artists: Pat Mitchell, Ilona Bryan, Valerie Hornby & Marita Schauerte|
|Installing my "Invader" style alien mosaic under the Pre-K window. Artist: Eve Lynch|
|Installing my Invader mosaic. Artist Eve Lynch.|
|Applying the mastic and pressing the Invader mosaic onto the wall.|
|My Invader style mosaic at the end of Day 1. Artist: Eve Lynch.|