Object: Koi Bench Commission
Glass Tesserae with Black Grout on a Concrete Bench
(applied to contact tape in reverse and then transferred
to a concrete bench)
My client has created a wonderful garden. Paths wind through the trees guiding you to various quiet locations where one can to stop and contemplate. Nestled between the plantings are two connected Koi ponds teeming with fish. A new bench, a perfect spot from which to view one of the ponds, was on the wish list. One large Butterly Koi, the favorite, was to be the star.
A few examples of work that caught my client's eye were provided to me. Colorful koi and designs with plenty of contrast were aspects that he admired. It is difficult to pick subject matter that conjures up more movement and color than a pond filled with Koi. Mosaic is a perfect medium to express this.
Suggested Reading: While working on this mosaic,I listened to several books on Audible. Here are a couple of the ones I liked best; "John Adams" by David McCullough, "Shadow Divers" by Robert Kurson and "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman.