Monday November 8th, 2004
Mixing with the Local Art Scene…
By Shylene Schlackl
Art at the ARK
Shylene and Liz Coman discuss
the ideas of the Ark
Jonathan and I spent the
better part of the morning with the Ark group. They are doing
a mosaic project with youth, under the guidance of Laura O'Hagan,
a most wonderful mosaicist from Ireland.
a great mosaic seat. Something to look into??
It was a super fun time
to work with the kids. Showing them better ways to nip tile and
much of the time showing them the art of nipping circles. The
boys told me they would remember which circles I did and show
me when we meet again.. great.
Jonathan got right in there
too. Working with kids is always fun :)
I spent some time showing
them my projects and my own website :) They had a great time surfing
the net with me :0
Laura showed us her technique
for doing group mosaics. It's a great reverse method, using the
group-designed image, covered with plastic film.
And the mosaics are built
loose, then plasticked again over top - then they are put together
and gridded before they are mounted on the board, or wall. GREAT..
I love this new Tec. And plan to use it much with future MtC projects.
In the afternoon we rushed
around Dublin so Deborah could show us a little of the local art
We stopped for lunch to
visit artist Lee Welch..
A really interesting artist who originates from the USA, but who
is making his life currently in the Temple Bar area of Dublin.
I look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.
View from Lee's Studio in Dublin. What
All in all what a day!
Met some new artists and talked some more about the future of
Mosaic the City in Ireland. Big things are a-foot :)
Who knows what the future
holds for Mosaic the City Ireland???. It's now in the hands of
the powers that be.
Project Leader Mosaic the City Global
Final Journal Entry Shylene Schlackl
" What a great experience. I am so privileged to work with
all these talented, hard working people…. people who work
with others in a way that makes a difference. Most of these people
are working inside communities, helping people to be creative
as a way of healing, creative as a way of bonding.
I am very happy with the outcome of this project,
and all that will come out of this week's efforts. Everyone has
worked very hard, and given their best. I know the workload has
been high, very high and everyone has had to work every moment
of the day. Thanks to all of you for this.
The team I have been working with is fabulous. People
from around the world have come together, and functioned like
a good team should. Its almost like we had worked together before.
I feel very lucky to have been given this wonderful team to work
along side with. It is with the work of many that Community Unity
I look forward to all this week's project will lead
to. All the Community Unity that will be created in this part
of the world is something that gives me great hope for the future
of the Global Community Unity. I feel very lucky to have been
given the opportunity to move my idea of Mosaic the City to Ireland
to make this project international.
Best of luck to all of you in creating connections
within your communities."
Shannon Shylene Schlackl