The finished glass mural measures 36" x 36", and is installed in the school cafeteria.
I was able to get into the school over Thanksgiving vacation week to install the mural. 4-5 people were on hand to assist, and thankfully, my three kids sat quietly while we worked. We screwed the mosaic directly into the wall, and then I glued the final tesserae over the screws. I went back the next day and grouted the last small remaining areas, and covered the mosaic with paper until the unveiling. Here are a few pictures from the last day of work.
Today was the grand unveiling of the mosaic. It was held during eighth grade lunch, so all of eighth grade could be there, as well as the few 7th graders that were involved in the project. After a few words, the students were able to pull down the paper and see the finished product!
Pictured below are most of the students that worked on the project:
This is a photo of me with the school art teacher Ms Nickerson. I am so grateful for her help, and the use of her classroom!
I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with the after school students in this school. I'm happy to say, the values listed on this tree were values students demonstrated in my time working with them. What a great school, and community of students!
I am a glass artist from Maine.