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Video of Drostle’s “River of Life”

On 04, Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | In Artists, News | By man-admin

Thanks to Lisa Bookstein of Heath Ceramics, we are reminded of this video of Gary Drostle and his assistants, Giulia Vogrig, Julie Richey and Levente Borvak installing Drostle’s masterwork “River of Life” in the University of Iowa’s Wellness Center.

As noted earlier this week,  River of Life just won the Tile/Letter Award from the National Tile Contracts Association in the Commercial mosaic/Glass category.  In February, Drostle spoke about the project to a rapt audience at the Society of American Mosaic Artists conference in Austin, Texas.

The project is also featured in the 2011 edition of Mosaic Art NOW, soon to be available online.  Correspondent Julie Richey wrote several posts during the production and installation of Drostle’s works for the MAN blog.  Links to previous posts are below the video.  Enjoy –– Nancie

For our Facebook folks, here is the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JSCpWPyOqg

April 25, 2010 “River of Life”
May 2, 1010 “It’s All About the Andamento
May 5, 2010  “Tweaking Gary Drostle’s River of Life”
June 13, 2010  “Greetings from Iowa City”
July 26, 2010 “The Path to Great Mosaic Design”

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  1. Anonymous

    Just Beautiful!!! Thank you for posting the video, and I was happy to see Julie helping out!
    Congratulations Gary!
    Carole Choucair Oueijan

  2. Nancie Mills Pipgras

    Joy and not a little exhaustion, Maureen. I wish you could have heard him speak about how the design evolved. It was a journey in and of itself – a very moving story of extraordinary commitment to do the right thing for both his client and himself. Quite spiritual, actually. You would have loved it.

  3. Maureen

    Thank you, Nancie. I enjoyed seeing and hearing Drostle speak about the making of his wonderful work. He deserves the accolades. He must have been filled with such joy on its completion.

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