Corporate Art Group, Warwick, RI, recently commissioned a Tree of Life ceramic tile mural for a residential client. The mural will be installed on a cobblestone-like fireplace. Stay tuned for an installation shot.
Here is the sketch we prepared for approval by the client
Here is Cynthia, carving the piece:
Sketch for Tree of Life tile mural
Here is the carved piece. It will dry for a few days, then go into the bisque kiln:
carving ceramic wall art tile
Here's what Cynthia had to say about this piece:
"The placement of the leaves on a tree is determined by the leaves' access to sunlight. As I carve, my lines are determined by the placement of the leaves. Similarly, the carve lines of the trunk are determined by the branching patterns. While the trunk lines don't look like any particular kind of bark, they represent the awesome transformation of energy that happens to create these magnificent forms. There's an order that comes out of that process that reflects the order of the natural world."
Tree of Life mural, carved, awaiting bisque firing