Ideas are starting to flow
I’ve had 2 very interesting and productive meetings this week in preparation for the mosaic work I will be doing in Nepal.
Firstly yesterday I finally met Philip Holmes founder of Freedom Matters for whom I’ll be working out in Nepal – possibly in multiple locations… We had a great chat about his plans for the coming year. He’s so full of energy and ideas for the charity as well as fitting in training for running the Devon coast marathon later this year.
It transpires I will be doing lots of work on the mosaic project. I can reveal that I will be designing a giant mosaic for an HIV clinic in Kathmandu on the theme of ‘Freedom’. The walls in contention are the one behind the young man on the first floor and the one recessed below him to the left. I’ve had some initial thoughts but am waiting until I get there and see materials, experience the country and meet the facility users before I develop ideas further.
Philip confirmed that the money I raise will contribute towards the cost of creating this artwork both materials and labour costs of the local young mosaic artists working on the project. Please don’t forget to contribute if you would like.
The second meeting I had was a great day with inspiring contemporary mosaic artist Anne Cardwell based near Saffron Walden. She generously shared so many different ways of creating mosaic my head is still spinning with potential ideas for Nepal. Fortunately for me she also kindly gave me a copy of her beautiful book so I can have a quick recap before I leave. The key artistic point I will take away is to make sure I have plenty of andamento in my designs.
Now I just have to get packed (not forgetting the imodium) and get myself out there.