For over a year, I have been following the progress on a community mosaic being created in North Creek under the leadership of artist and teacher, Kate Hartley. If you’d like to follow the story from the beginning, here are the links: one, two, three. Plus, check out the story Brian Mann did on the project.
Here’s Kate’s latest report:
We’re up in the trees and sky now, Ellen!
Last night, a group of women crafters showed up to help, and made the first evergreen trees… out of melted wine bottle pieces (that were “slumped” in the school’s kiln).
The cloud photo was taken by photographer Elise Widlund, who happened by just as I had begun attaching a cloud, with the help of a wonderful passerby. He willingly jumped up on the scaffold with me, to squish the cloud into place. Clouds are made of tile, glass, with accents of seashells. The clouds were created by Alicia and Sophia, and other amazing teens, at the Tannery Pond Community Center (TPCCA)Art & Nature Camp last year.
We have also begun distant hills in a beautiful deep green, which really makes the rafters and river stand out! I’ll send another photo of the whole thing, soon! ~Kate