Natalie Blake Studios was awarded the public art grant from a nationwide search.
Cynthia designing the Fireweed Mural - sketching in the outline of the design before the details of the tiles are carved.
All the murals were carved out and then bisque fired.
Once fired the tiles were ready to be glazed. Natalie glazing the tiles outside under a tarp. The project was so large that the studio needed to glaze outside where the tables could be set up and have more room.
Nick and Natalie flew out to Anchorage Alaska to install the murals during the summer of 2015. Below is a photo of Nick installing Yellow Paintbrush.
The following photographs of are of each of the ten completed murals before installation.
Mural 1 ~ Fireweed
Mural 2 ~ Forget Me Not
Mural 3 ~ Chocolate Lily
Mural 4 ~ Lupine
Mural 5 ~ Sitka Spruce
Mural 6 ~ Jacob's Ladder
Mural 7 ~ Northern Shooting Star
Mural 8 ~ Yellow Paintbrush
Mural 9 ~ Saxifrage
Mural 10 ~ Alpine Arnica
The following photographs show the installed tile murals in the empty cafeteria before school started.