Monday, December 27, 2010
Mosaic Art Auction to Benefit Doctors Without Borders
Lin Schoor is coordinating, and 126 mosaic artists from around the world have donated pieces for, an on-line auction of mosaic art to benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Above is my mosaic art donation.
About the Show/Auction:
The on-line auction was April 1-27, 2011.
Dragonfly is from a photo I took of a happy dragonfly visiting my Tangelo tree.
He is a layered 3D mosaic composed of a base layer of leaves created with stained glass, more stained glass create three leaves at the bottom and lower left.
The dragonfly himself is pieced from glass gems and glass found in the cull pile at the old Levay Glass Factory (Old Milton School House in Alton, Il- currently under renovation- see their facebook page.) There is a bit of brown bottle glass in there too. His legs are copper wire coated with grout/weldbond glue and the wings are clear glass etched with an engraving tool .
All exposed glass edges are wet sanded to soften the sharp edges. Frame is painted wood and the back is sealed with paint as well. Wired for hanging with stainless steel wire. Interested in in-progress photos? There are a few in my MosaicSmith flickr account.