Friday, 17 January 2020

Our Mosaic

The Canada Mosaic Mural project was launched in 2015 to celebrate our 150th birthday, beginning the journey to complete 150 murals illustrating Canada’s cultural and geographical diversity.
The purpose of the project is to create a national mural including all provinces and territories, 100,000’s of paintings and 150 individual murals that when united will form one gigantic mural mosaic. The mural, if ever connected would be over 365 meters wide (4 football fields) x 2.5 meters high (8 feet).
The mural will represent a cultural mosaic, a time capsule, a visual portrayal of history, an art masterpiece from the soul of the nation. An art piece that fifty years from now, may inspire another generation, who will in turn be able to celebrate through the mural, and maybe take it upon themselves to add to this memory.
OK..... I admit that information above was copied from the Canada Mosaic web page. The final mosaic representing our town is finally installed in the local Leisure Centre, in the hall linking the library, the pool and the fitness centre.

The public were invited to paint 4"x4" tiles with whatever topic they thought would represent the town. Of course, there were some guidelines to follow, both in shapes and colours.  The basement of the museum was set up with tables and chairs, paint and brushes, and boxes of tiles. I painted quite a few but I can't really remember which ones now!

The mosaic is half finished on display outside the log house in the museum grounds.

And the finished mosaic. I think I painted the "fried egg" in the middle of the wheel on the left, and some of the blue tiles too. And one with corn on it, but I can't find that one now. Perhaps the one in the second row from the top?

8 comments:

  1. What an excellent idea - and how much fun it must have been to be part of it. I suspect that each time I looked at that mosiac I would see something new to delight in.

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  2. That is beautiful
    the Ol'Buzzard

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  3. what a great idea. First time I have hear of this.

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  4. It's a great mosaic mural...I like how the design isn't willy-nilly but forms recognizable buildings. Not sure of the name however.

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  5. Wow, what a fantastic idea. The mosaic is lovely and so creative.
    Love your fried egg! I like the idea of the pictures within the picture.
    Sue

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  6. I love mosaics and greatly admire people who can create them. Just call me an appreciative audience.

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