Spiral Tree Of Life glass mosaic mural created with students. 2’x6′ on wood panel. 2015 This is a school mosaic with 4th grade students. Green and blue concentric circles spirals using vitreous glass and glass gems.
The tree of life mosaic displayed in the living room of a friend. My beloved dog Lupe on the couch.
Robert Semple Elementary hosts an annual Art Day where artists are invited to visit the school, show and tell about their art, and offer hands-on experiences in making mosaic art. The students in Ms Masters’ classroom and Ms MacIntosh all participated in piecing the glass gem circles for the Tree of Life design I brought for them to play mosaic with. They also pieced the trunk of the tree with browns, reds, copper, and golden colored glass in many shapes resulting in a very pleasing texture and color combination for the trunk of the tree.
The event attracted many Solano County-based artists and it had a very joyful ambiance. The school had a lot of student-created art permanently installed on it’s walls and in the school garden. Adrienne Rockwell coordinated the epic event with grace and aplomb, juggling a thousand details and bringing order to chaos to facilitate a delightful and enriching experience for students, staff, and guest artists alike.
Detail of tree mosaic showing glass gems, vitreous glass, cut stained glass circles.