2010 September 16
It took the amazing Montreal-based Mosaika‘s dedicated crew 30 days just to install this glorious mosaic designed by internationally renowned artist Sarah Morris. At 1450 sq. ft. there is little doubt that the work will serve as an inspiration point for all the students who attend the Gateway School in Queens, NY.
Here is a small pic of Morris’ original painting.
Lest any of you gentle readers think this is a simple, straight-forward tile installation — take a look at this detail shot. It contains perhaps the smallest triangular piece of fired tile I have ever seen. Not buying it? I’m talking about the green one, not the blue one.
There are literally hundreds more photos chronicling the installation here: http://mosaikagateway.blogspot.com/
To learn more about Mosaika, click here: http://www.mosaika.com/index.html
To see more of Mosaika’s work in progress, check out their blog: http://mosaika.com/blog/ where you’ll see the beginnings of Mosaika’s next project, a collaboration with artist Ronald Llanos for a series of panels destined for Los Angeles’ new subway system. The Llanos work is just the first phase of a 4-station commission.
Enjoy — Nancie