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 – http://alessandrahaines.com/
- 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 >
Here is the final mosaic and below are the design and photos of the process. Enjoy!
Progress from September 16, 2016: