Mosaic mural “Sisters of the Sun and Moon” now complete!

//Mosaic mural “Sisters of the Sun and Moon” now complete!

September 25, 2016

W. Gary Smith’s broken tile mosaic mural for Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden is now installed. The design displays the “three sisters” – corn, beans, squash.

Title: Sisters of the Sun and Moon

  • Alessandra Haines, custom tile artist – corn kernels, beans, striped corn leaves –
  • Kim White, Statements of Santa Fe, tile selection and consultation
  • W. Gary Smith, artist and designer
  • Leon Simis, master tile setter

Statements of Santa Fe also posted a nice article on the custom tiles of “dancing Beans, colorful Corn Cobs and striated Corn Leaves” to their blog, check it out here >

Image by Statements of Santa Fe

Here is the final mosaic and below are the design and photos of the process. Enjoy!



Progress from September 16, 2016:


Original design