26 April 2010

Cathedral Close

Last week I went to a private view called The Close in Art. It was a tile project which I had done last November with a group of Secondary students from 4 different schools in Hereford.

The project was a celebration of Hereford Cathedral Close which is being completely renovated. All the students took patterns and textures from the close, which formed the boarder of the mosaic. Some students worked on creating a relief tile depicting the collapse of the west end of the cathedral in 1786, and some worked on a tile showing animals grazing in the close. The central cross in the mosaic is made up from raised tiles which have architectural details of the cathedral on.

These close ups show the mosaic before the grout went in.

You can see the exhibition inside the cathedral until the 23rd May.
There is an article about the project and another picture of some finished tiles in this weeks Hereford Times.

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