This post is re-blogged from another blog I write, New Life from Shards, about the creation of a community-built mosaic mural at University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
Byron and Bob hung the first mosaic panel in the Great Hall today!
Byron and Bob hang Panel 1 in the Great Hall. (Jesus walks down the hillside toward the lakeshore.)
This afternoon’s efforts were a rewarding pastiche of jocularity, energetic scribbling, a sort of communion of the saints, and an art lesson thrown in. Look and be amused!
Young and old and in-between use colored pencils to color the third panel design. (Mid-day, Jesus is talking to the crowd on the lakeshore.)
Don’t stop now!
Youngsters left, but middlers and oldsters are still going. Colored pencil is built up and deepened by layer-upon-layer of gentle coloring. Notice the shading that is starting to produce the 3D effect.
Here is a full view of panel three. (Jesus speaks while various members of the crowd relax, stretch, and wiggle on the landscape around him.)
Two blog posts ago, I mentioned a podcast, the subject matter of which was the social benefit of groups. It is now available online from KUT, so click here to find it. This is what we’re about- making contact, creating a community, and having fun together!