2011 – Waikiki Surf
The latter half of 2011 became very busy with mosaic building. Earlier that summer, I took a trip to San Diego to learn how to surf. I’ve always been fascinated with surfing, and the culture surrounding it. This led me to consider it for a subject for a mosaic. I spend some time looking around and found this beautiful poster, and knew this was the one.
I spend a bit of time (with assistance from the wonderful Mrs. Brickwares), playing with the picture until it was what I needed, and built the mosaic.
Here’s the completed piece. I only have a few pics of it, as it has been subsequently purchased and now resides in sunny California. It’s owned by an Academy Award winner, and all around cool guy. I’m not at liberty to divulge more, but I’m a huge fan of his work, and when I met him, we had a fun round of “No, YOU’RE the cool one”.
A shot from a bit further back in my garage. It’s amazing what a few feet will do for clarity, etc. Mosaics often look best from about 10-12 feet away, sometimes further, depending on the size.
Here is the piece on display at BrickCon 2011, with my other piece “Cheverny”.