900 high, 450mm,900mm,450mm wide
outdoor mosaic murals created with ceramic tiles
Artist comment: Commissioned by a Melbourne city couple with an upbringing in the bush, my main charter was to bring this “bush” feel into their home.
I had a woodworking friend “slice” the face off some 100 year old fence posts to create the post and rail border, which I attached to the fibro backing. I also needed to cut holes out of the backing to accommodate the holes in the fenceposts – you can see straight through them.
Having spent time in the bush myself, this was a great piece to work on. The colours in the bush really are quite briliant, and constructing the rusty old truck was quite a novelty. The homestead also was quite interesting – there was some very fine cutting involved with very little room for error.
I had some nice ribbed silver tiles that made the water tank, and the kelpie sheepdog was possibly the finest detail I’ve dealt with – took me three attempts before I was happy with that!
I think I’ll explore more rural scenes like this one in future!