Wednesday, March 9, 2011

grouting .......

Grouting is so messy but it adds a"grounding" element to the piece. I love the stages of grouting....the mixing....the spreading....the squishing into the cracks.
The wiping off of the excess....the wiping off of the cloudy film over the glass, the peaking through of the images under the tempered glass.
I love the way it reveals itself.
And now it has to dry. Two to three days of drying is needed before the next step which will be to mix metallic powder into a sealing solution.
This adds another dimension to the grout.

And since I have to wait three days....I started a new piece.
Today I created the design with tempered glass and found objects.
Can you see into the key hole?
Can you see the eye of the Madonna and the child looking up at her?
Tomorrow....grouting again......


Michele Lynch Art said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished!

Anthropomorphica said...

That looks beautiful Marilyn!