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Elizabeth RaybeeBy Elizabeth Raybee
First created
Elizabeth RaybeeBy Elizabeth Raybee
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$689
pledged of $ 9,000pledged of $ 9,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 4 2014 7:07 AM UTC +00:00

About

Ukiah High Students with their finished Wave mosaic.
Ukiah High Students with their finished Wave mosaic.

 I was asked to be a volunteer mentor for this great group on their Senior Project at Ukiah High School last year. They met at my studio a few times to learn the mosaic process, chose and prepared tiles I provided, set up in one of their parents' garage to work and made the mosaic shown here.  We also talked through the process of public art. After exploring several sites, the young team got permission from both the owner and the Planning Department to install three mosaics on a downtown Ukiah building with three sets of bricks that used to frame windows, but now sit empty.  

They had fun, worked hard and finished the Wave mosaic just before graduation and began moving into their summer jobs and college plans!  My plan now is to carry the theme and compliment the visuals, making two additional mosaics that complete the triptych - Fish Talk and Sing with the Birds.

Funds raised here will cover transferring designs, making fuse glass pieces, kiln firings, purchasing tiles, backer-boards, mesh, adhesives and grout.  It will allow me to dedicate the manyMANYmany hours it takes in the studio to build two mosaic murals and coordinate the hanging with the generous installers who have volunteered to hang it if it's done this year!

This is the first, partially completed, panel:

Fish Talk
Fish Talk
  

Risks and challenges

It will be a bit of a challenge to spend all the hours I'll need in the studio to finish by the end of this year, which is my goal. But, as long as I have good books on cd & radio reception, tearing myself away from the rest of the world to concentrate on my art and meet a deadline is something I've accomplished with love & gusto many a time!
I see no other risks or major challenges for this particular project. We've already gotten a permit to hang the three mosaics and their frames are a pre-existing part of the wall. The arrangements have been made for Paramount Signs to install the mosaics as a community service. All we need for this project is donations to cover the time and materials.

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