“Mom and Bill” (2007)
(This entry is part of a look at early mosaics I’ve made).
“Mom and Bill” was the first commissioned piece I created, for a good friend who wanted a unique and original Christmas gift for her mom.After a few emails to figure out what she was looking for, and a mock up of two, I was able to start on the piece, which turned out swimmingly. Have a look at the comparison below.
One of the most memorable parts of the build was the night that S came over and actually helped put some of the final pieces in place. It was also the night I discovered that over the course of a year or so, I had developed some dexterity with the pieces, as we both started out with same amount to add it, and I was finished much earlier.
Not sure why there are many butterflies on the TV, but they’re very pretty. You can also see in this shot that the design used both 48 stud grey baseplates and 32 stud green baseplates.
In this last shot, I’m taking the baseplates apart, in order to pack them. She was taking the piece on a plane, and we were able to pack it in the box from a computer LCD monitor.
The rest of September and beginning of October are booked up, but I still have room for one or two custom pieces in time for the holidays. If you’re interested, drop me line at firstname.lastname@example.org