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Titanic documentary inspired tile. Recycled glass fired into glazed stoneware, assisted by individuals with developmental disabilities!
Titanic documentary inspired tile. Recycled glass fired into glazed stoneware, assisted by individuals with developmental disabilities!
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Titanic Reflections...

...is a series of decorative art tiles, inspired by floor tile used in the second class staterooms on the Titanic. They are suitable as coasters, trivets and installation pieces on table tops and walls. Since they are handmade, each is unique. They sparkle with recycled glass on rugged stoneware, and individuals with developmental disabilities help create every one at the Artists' Open Studio in Norwalk, Ohio.

My father and his family are from Norwalk, Ohio. Connection #1!

The Titanic Of Southampton...

...is a documentary I directed and edited in England. It premieres across the country in 2012. Here's the skinny: "The Titanic of Southampton traces the lasting and haunting effects of the Titanic disaster on the town of Southampton a century later. Focusing on interviews with both the son of the last Titanic survivor and a leading local historian, TTOS delves into history and tragedy using never-before-seen documents, breathtaking photography and intimate remembrances. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Justin Zimmerman, shot in pristine HD by award-winning cinematographer Tory Maurer, scored by award-winning composer John W. Snyder and executive produced by Kimberly Rose Zimmerman for Rescate Bison Productions, TTOS is a powerful meditation on tragedy, culture, class and loss."

Come LIKE TToS on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/TitanicDoc

It All Comes Together...

...right here. During the film shoot, I was able to snag multiple images of original tiles and send them back to the Artists' Open Studio as reference for their tile work.

And there's connection #2!

So...

...if you're a Titanic enthusiast, a sculpture enthusiast, a documentary enthusiast, and / or an inventive partnership of film and socially-oriented art enthusiast, I have a Kickstarter for YOU. Titanic tiles paired with a Titanic documentary!

Seeing Is Believing...

...or so they say. Tile images are here:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.194870633946239.31571.171606242939345&type=1

...and The Titanic of Southampton film is still so secret I can't even show you a trailer. But I CAN show you stills. They're here:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.179580885475214.28908.171606242939345&type=1

...and how how about a preview of the score? It's beautiful...

http://www.johnwsnyder.com/J_W_Snyder_Music/ttos_soundtrackmix.html

The DVD is loaded with extras, including a visual tour of the Southampton memorials and extended interviews with the subjects. There's an hour of total Titanic material. 

Ultimately...

...this Kickstarter is an experiment bringing together sculpture, film and social conscience. Thanks for taking a look!

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