Grouting the mosaic work was the most time consuming part of the installation. Many of the donated artworks had a three dimensional quality to them and grouting them was a slow process.
I used a tiny rubber tool to push the grout into the spaces between the glass/tile and to seal the edges of each piece. Almost all of the panels were grouted with a light gray grout that I mixed on site.
|The Bald Eagle mosaic after being grouted. Artist: Marita Schauerte (Germany)|
|Two mosaic panels after grouting. Artists: Ilona Bryan, Valerie Hornby|
|After grouting. Artist: Pat Mitchell, Ilona Bryan|
|Pat Mitchell, Ilona Bryan, Valerie Hornby|
|Artist Valerie Hornby's adorable rubber duck mosaic. Made with iridescent tiles!|
|Artist: Lola Davis, 7 years old!|
|Artist: Debs McGlaughlin|
|Artist: Silva Hayes|
|Completed grouping after being grouted.|
|Another view of the completed grouting. You can still see some grout haze on the concrete wall.|
|Artist: Barb Frizzell - These panels were grouted with a pre-mixed off white grout.|
|Artist: Rita Schelin - This piece was grouted with black grout.|
|Artist Rita Schelin's mosaic outside a classroom door.|
After grouting all of the mosaics on the main wall, I gave them all a few wipes with the sponge and left them sit to cure.