Looking at Oz through a Window

September 25, 2015

Earlier this year I was asked to do a mosaic depicting the spiral of the yellow brick road.  I spent many months just trying to picture how I wanted this to look.  I finally decided on showing Oz through Dorothy's perspective before she stepped out of her house after landing in Munchkinland.  My idea was to show what she might have seen through the window of her bedroom. 

I purchased an old window frame, stripped and stained it a dark walnut.  The window glass was epoxied in so it would not come out.  I then taped a large sketch I did on newsprint to the back of the window so I would have a guideline to follow.  This mosaic and the one following are done in stained and colored mirrored glass.  The first mosaic is approximately 30x30.

 

The photo on the right shows the mosaic further along.                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The finished Mosaic on the far right.  

 

 

Because I really enjoyed doing this, I decided to do another Oz mosaic from Dorthy's perspective. This time what she might have seen as she looked down.  This is also done in an old window framed, stripped and stained.  This one is 36x21. 

Below is an in process photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the finished Mosaic.

This was a fun series.  I really enjoyed working with old window frames.  

 

These Mosaics can be seen in person at: Laguna Ink Spot and Gallery October 1st through the 31st.

412 N. Coast Hwy

Laguna Beach, CA

 

 

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