Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Glass Tree Mosaic: Mission Accomplished

A big round of applause to Victor, Mitch and Joe who completed the installation of the giant Recycled Bottle Glass Mosaic at Saint Louis University Medical School Campus.  Tons of work went into this project and it was a huge learning experience.  In case you missed the previous posts on this project, the tree is made entirely of recycled bottle glass.  The trunk of the tree is made from shards of Schlafly beer bottles, while the leaves are made from shards of various wine bottles.  All of the leaves, and sections of the tree were made as tiles - fired in kilns and then pieced together.

The first images are of the installation in progress, with the final photo showing most of the tree. Of course, the photos don't do the work justice.  So, if you're in the area be sure to stop by and have a look for yourself!

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