I’ve been talking about my current mosaic project for about six months now. Now finally, it is finished.
I found this mosaic rather difficult. Well, actually that is a bit of an understatement, I found it almost impossible. “I can’t do this” was my constant refrain. Sometimes I completed only 2sq centimetres per day., but bit by bit I got it done.
I made this mosaic for my friend, D, who fund-raises for orangutan conservation. Habitat destruction has led to rapid a decline in orangutan populations. The Bornean orangutan is endangered, while the Sumatran orangutan is critically endangered.
D and I had an initial discussion about the mosaic being raffled or auctioned at one of The Orangutan Project‘s fund-raising nights. But I really hope D keeps it herself. She could make a donation toward orangutan conservation, don’t you think? Mosaicing is hard on the body. I have to stand up and lean over to work on them. I may only have a half-dozen mosaics left in me.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are my favourite media. I love how they twinkle and reflect the light. However, what attracts me is also what makes them difficult to photograph. This photo (taken in a dark room to cut down on glare) does not do the mosaic justice. The colours are not true, but you’ll get the general idea. It is designed to be seen from afar, so make sure you stand at a distance when you look at it. I really do like the baby’s eyes and the mother’s nose.
Response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Shard. Click on the link to join in.