Mosaic on Fiberglass Sculpture Step-by-Step
The following is a step by step accounting of my process for adding armatures, sculptural, and mosaic/mixed-media elements to a fiberglass sculpture form (a cat in this case). This piece was constructed and completed from November, 2012 to March, 2013 and was a benefit piece for the Tails of the Painted Cats fundraiser for The Cat Care Society of Lakewood, Colorado. Many public/benefit art projects similar to this have been completed throughout the U.S. and in other countries over the last 15-20 years, the most known of which is probably the “Cow Parade” life-sized fiberglass cows. For more information on this and other projects and the supplier of fiberglass animals and objects for non-profit projects, see www.cowpainters.com.
I have been an educator in some form or another throughout most of my life and realized from before the start of this project that it would provide some very beneficial information to those interested in learning the steps, materials, and “lessons learned” when working on this type of piece. I took extensive notes and photos throughout the process and will be posting and sharing them here as quickly as I can get them done within all my life’s schedule constraints. Please do not hesitate to post questions in regard to anything involved with the steps, materials, etc. I love teaching mosaic/mixed media art and see this as an extension of my ability to teach locally in the Denver, CO area. I hope you enjoy the ride!..