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.




2 comments:

paula said...

Hej Bibbi!
Usch och fy vad grymt sugen jag blir på att skiss och skapa när jag ser dina fina inlägg. Men ännu har inte allt fallit på plats i min vardag, håller på att hämta upp mig och få struktur efter sommarens alla grejer...

Keep up the good work!

Visa och inspirera oss andra genom ditt arbete, skisser och bloggande... Kul kul att du är i den här bloggvärlden!

Tips.
Om du vill ha en free counter till din blogg, så kan du trycka på min free counter och hämta den därifrån. lite meckigt tyckte jag allt att det var, men det gick till sist och det är schysst att se hur många som besöker bloggen.

janet clare said...

These are beautiful. I have collected those little china fragments for years (I find them in muddy fields when walking) and have applied them to vases.