Scrub Jay Stepping Stone Commission
Materials: Vitreous Glass Tesserae with Medium Grey Grout on Concrete
Dimensions: 17.5" Diameter
onto fiberglass mesh and then direct onto a pre-cast stepping
stone had 2 objectives for me.
of all I wanted to make a stone for the Florida Scrub Jay
Trail in Clermont, Florida. The owner's of BB Brown's Gardens,
Bruce B. & Cathy Brown, have a portion of their land
set aside to replant with native flora in order to provide
a habitat for the Florida Scrub Jay, a beautiful bird only
found in Florida. They have created a trail through these
new plantings to introduce people to not only the plants
but the lovely birds as well (if they choose to grace you
with an appearance). Bruce and Cathy along with a group
of dedicated volunteers continue to add and tend to the
trail, which is a young and ongoing project. The stone
is now set in the ground to indicate the head of the trail.
second objective was to test using fiberglass mesh in the
installation process. I applied the tiles directly to the
mesh with thinset. This finished stage then allows you
to easily install the tiles at any location. This also
means that the piece can be shipped to other locations
if somebody wants to do the final installation themselves.
The adhesion of the tiles to the mesh was surprisingly
strong and I was very pleased with the entire process.