Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Completed mural

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Intro with Laurel True

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Coding

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Start of fabrication

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

My section of the mural

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

My section of the mural

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

My section of the mural

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

My section of the mural

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Me & Karla Silva

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Jill Montgomery

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Pam Goode's work

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Pam Goode's section

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Collective learning

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Ready for installation on a local business' building

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Setting out the mural prior to installation

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Installation

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Me & Jill installing the mosaic

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

installing the mosaic

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Me & Pamela Goode

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

My section all grouted and polished

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

Kefa Coffee mural complete

Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008
Mural class w/Laurel True at IMA Oakland, CA 2008

2008

KEFA - COFFEE FROM ETHIOPIA TO JINGLETOWN

In 2008, I travelled to Oakland California, USA to participate in a mural class at the Institute of Mosaic Art. Over the course of the week and under the tutelage of Laurel True a group of us created a mosaic mural that was installed at a local cafe. This project was a turning point in my mosaic career as I began to create and fall in love with permanent, large scale mosaics and how they could change the look and feel of boring & ordinary structures.

Mosaic mural by True Mosaics Studio and participants of the Mosaic Mural Making Intensive at Institute of Mosaic Art. Design and facilitation by Laurel True. Production and installation by Kim Grant, Pam Goode, Jill Montgomery , Renata Kolarova, Karla Silva-Ruiz, Susannne Takehara, Laurel True and Carol Waldren
Additional production assistance by Deborah Block, Debbie Callen, Kara Graves, Delaine Hackney, Celeste Howell and Rachel Rodi and Lillian Sizemore. Handmade ceramic tile accents by Saundra Warren.