Hello to all of you who backed my community mosaic mural project in Kenya!
I just returned from a wonderful few weeks and am full of gratitude and inspiration.
The mosaic mural project at the school was a great success. The project was part of a a residency at Kitengela Glass near Nairobi, Kenya. Nani Croze, founder and lead artist at Kitengela Glass arranged for me to do this community project at the Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf) school she founded in rural Kenya almost 20 years ago.
Over 40 students and teachers at the school participated in the mosaic mural project. I ran a special teacher training session to train the teachers how to do mosaic so that they can continue with mosaics as part of their art curriculum and left several sets of tools for them to use as well as supplies for future projects.
The design of the mural was a collage of images taken from students drawings during a brainstorming session we had about local flora and fauna, especially birds and flowers. You will see in the mural that there are many elements from nature and from the area where the school is located, including the Ngong Hills, an acacia tree and a huge bright sun. We used almost 100% recycled glass materials from Kitengela Glass for the mural, which will be hung in the dining hall of the new addition of the school.
I brought home design inspiration and some recycled glass materials to use in a project at a school here with a similar theme.
Thank you all again for supporting this project!
I have made a photo gallery just for you guys on my mobile me . mac account for those of you who would like to see photos.
This gallery is password protected so here is the information:
For those of you who have a reward coming.. these will be ready very soon!
If you are interested in helping to fund future project I will be doing in Ghana this Spring, please follow this link: