Building the Newbury Mosaic

From December 2004, the building process began and it was to last right up to the launch on May 9th 2005. Each panel followed a pretty similar process, as mosaic building requires a methodical and calm approach, in many cases, starting at one edge and working towards the other.

There is quite a large amount of planning, especially considering the permanence of this particular material, but not so much to destroy the spontaneity of working on an image with only an idea of where it will end up. I was very conscious that chance should play a role aswell as planning, as this element of chance gives a piece of artwork life and it is something that I try to incorporate in all my work.

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