I’m not sure I ever properly posted pictures of the beautiful, and very large community mosaic I was involved in making at our local parish of St. Anselm’s in Tooting Bec. We were in full flow making it this time last year in time for the church’s centenary. Well, here it is! We just got back from church this morning and every time we go, my kids want to go up to it, touch it, talk about it, ask me to point to the bits I made. The mosaic is a lovely representation of community and history as well as images of faith. It was overseen by Tessa Hunkin of Mosaic Workshop fame and was made by a core group of people from the parish – taking two years! Well worth it don’t you think?
I took these shots of the mosaic partly to show the background to a lovely lady who has commissioned me to make another (not quite so large, but still rather big) mosaic as a memorial to her dear husband who died nearly two years ago, leaving her and her two children behind (one yet to be born). I have not mentioned it here before as I wanted to respect her privacy as its such a personal mosaic – it will go on his grave and has images that represent his life – but when I mentioned this to her she graciously said that of course I could talk about it here as it is my art. So here’s a little look at the mosaic which has been totally occupying me for the last two months. What a privilege it is to be making it.