Mosaic Moments Studio exhibition

On June 6-9  2017  mosaics produced at the Mosaic Moments Studio Brasilia were admired by many visitors in the landscape of a  beautiful gardens in Lago Sul / Brasilia.

wall designs of students and their teacher, Gertrud Müller
mosaic designs around water
bird baths by Gertrud Müller inspired by mosaics from the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey
Gold Fish – out door wall design  by Gertrud Müller
table tops made out of mosaic by students and their teacher Gertrud Müller
shower wall by Gertrud Müller inspired by roman border pattern (applied to the floor), surrounding leaves and Niemeyer curves
typical roman border pattern – floor mosaic by Gertrud Müller
fish – floor mosaic by Gertrud Müller installed on garden shower

Portas abertas – Open doors

Two mosaic studios, two architects, one psychologist, a fashion designer and a Charity  opened their doors to show their work to the public on May 20. As YOU could not be there look what happened at bloco C at CLN 104 Asa Norte, Brasilia:
mosaic moments studio

I am extremely happy and fortunate to be part of this group of kind, fun, able and open people that are my neighbors in the studio.

A material procurement visit to Sao Paolo

A week ago Cida and I went on a material procurement visit to Sao Paolo. We wanted to visit 3 shops for mosaic material, but in the end only managed to get to two of them because the distances between them were too large. Moving around in SP the 3rd largest city in the world with its 21 Million inhabitants is time consuming.

Our first stop was

Loved the pixeled wall decorations outside the warehouse of color mix

A tile outlet at the outskirts of SP. Finding our way there we learned that the best way of moving around is to take the metro until the nearest stop and get an Uber from that stop to your destination. Color Mix has a huge outlet division for vitreous glass tiles, marble, terra-cotta and ceramic tiles. I bought some beautiful bottle green ceramic tiles and black marble, which I urgently need in the work shop.

Vidrotil – outlet

At the show room of the manufacturer of glass tiles – vidrotil we indulged in their outlet of end of production glass tiles. I have seen many works already made from vidrotil on the walls of buildings in Rio, Sao Paolo and Brasilia. The family business exists since 1946 and we were fortunate to meet the owner Mario Pellicciotti at the shop.

At the end of our trip we visited this mural made from Vidrotil which is pictured in the photo below a work by Di Cavalcante one of the great mosaic artists of the 50s in BrasilDi Cavalcanti was one of the greatest names of the modernist Brazilian plastic arts. In São Paulo he became famous for his many mosaic panels, of which the most notable ones decorate the façade of the Cultura Artística Theater and the old building of the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper, nowadays a hotel. He began his career as a cartoonist and caricaturist of political critic Brazilian magazines.