October 19, 2009

Mona Lisa Mosaic Mural Unveiled

They say several hundred folks came out for the unveiling of the mosaic mural of approximately 70 individual panels depicting one large Mona Lisa - representing artistic views of the community. Each panel is a creation of local individual artists. The huge canvas will hang indefinitely in the concourse, but is expected to be eventually relocated.
Photos of each individual canvas contained in the 15' x 20' mosaic are on display in the Eastwood Mall’s Art Outreach Gallery (Niles, Ohio) along with an explanation of the work by each of the 80 artists involved.

Each tile in all 3 stages along with each artist's story can be explored here http://www.communityartworks.com/Completed%20Mural.htm

This video fills in some other details:

I really don't know if anyone has even gotten a view (straight-on) from more than 40' away due to it being installed on the side wall of that mall hallway to really see if the illusion happens! The view from far away is at an angle but it seems to achieve the goal - I think if judged against earlier ones (only found in Canada till now) it looks like we've almost copied the balance between unique & "creating the whole".
Compare with this Ark Mosaic
Assorted Mosaics and Adam, scroll down, David & Mankind here (all Canadian projects)

2 comments:

Arya said...

Interesting idea. Hard to tell whether it's successful or not from this distance. What do you think?

Diana said...

Yes, I really don't know if anyone has even gotten a view (straight-on)from more than 40' away due to it being installed on the side wall of that mall hallway to really see if the illusion happens! The view from far away is at an angle but it seems to achieve the goal - I think if judged against earlier ones (only found in Canada till now) it looks like we've almost copied the balance between unique & "creating the whole". (I added links to Post)

( I know up close I think "well I would've guided this, that & the other way" -even my own piece which makes it look like mona has a red barrette in her hair...but I'd rather happily emphasize the effort of community & promotion of the area & local artists... )
So ya wanna do one in Ft. Lee? wouldn't that be awesome-cool? What picture would you choose, A? (now that we know who to go to for the mechanical how-to's! Sue was Holly's HS art teacher.)