Finale: Day 30 Shark!

Posted on Jan 30, 2014

'Broadnose Sevengill Shark' (c) 2014 Joanne Daschel

‘Broadnose Sevengill Shark’ (c) 2014 Joanne Daschel

 

Well this has been fun, and a great learning experience, and pretty tiring. But I made it to number 30 of the mosaic challenge. Hooray!

For my final mosaic, I wanted to take a little extra time and make something different. This year I discovered stone as a mosaic material, using my hammer and hardie to cut the pieces.

An homage to the ancient mosaics, this stone and glass mosaic is made with tiny pieces fitted tightly with no grout spacing. Instead of finishing with grout, I will paint the tile edge in black to “disappear” once the glue has cured.

The subject is one that deserves more attention when we think of sealife. Sharks are under threat, as the Guardian reported just today that 25% of the world’s sharks and rays are at risk of extinction.

My little portrait of a broadnose sevengill shark is a nod to those who work for conservation of these magnificent animals. For Day 30, ‘Broadnose Sevengill Shark’ a mosaic of marble, granite, and glass.

Please stay tuned in the coming days as I will begin the process of grouting all the earlier pieces, and make them available for purchase.

1 Comment

  1. Mom
    January 31, 2014

    I can’t wait to see them all

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