Tuesday, 11 September 2007
mosaic sketches at terra nova
Resketching for mosaic commission, being the happy winner of sketch competition. Four entrances in apartment buildings, Terra Nova, in the former wharf area next to the dock where the replica of the ship Götheborg was built. Original Götheborg sailed to China for the Swedish East Indian Company and sadly sank just outside the port on its way home (but the new ship made it both to China and back successfully). Broken porcelain pieces from the cargo will be available as mosaic material. I will mix them with tiles of my own production and use different Chinese auspicious symbols as inspiration; clouds, lotus fruits and chrysanthemum flowers.The production process must be quite rational, so I try to vary the elements and colours within a narrow theme. The commissioner asked me to work differently with one of the entrances and now I hope we'll all be satisfied.
"Stripes" of mosaic from ceiling to floor. Empty space top and bottom, like the Chinese scroll paintings.