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dragon

Object: Dragon           Commission

Selected for the "Mosaic Arts International Exhibition 2008"
SAMA's Annual International Juried Exhibition
On display in 2008:  Miami, Florida

Materials: Vitreous Glass Tesserae with Black Grout on Cement Board

Dimensions: 26" x 36"

Method: Direct with mortar

This piece was one of the entries chosen for The Mosaic Arts International 2008 Exhibition. It was on display at the Bakehouse Arts Complex in Miami in the summer of 2008.

"A dramatic dragon", was the main request for this commision. The clients favored the look of the beasts in European-based myths. They are usually seen as powerful benevolent creatures.

Several compostions were submitted to the clients. The look of the dragon was refined during the selection process and a color palette chosen.

This was a fun piece to work on. I wanted to experiment with applying more detail in the body of the dragon without the size variances attracting attention to themselves, or disturbing the overall rhythm. During my intial research, the beautifully powerful and contrast laden images of John Howe were particularly inspiring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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