Sheyda Ardalan, Artist
Sketches and color samples for Waterfall 2Waterfall 2Waterfall 2Waterfall 2Tomb, Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France.Cutting and gluing the mosaics on the drawn design.Finishing one branch of the design.The selection of the glass mosaics become more complex as the work progresses.Finishing off the last two branches of the design.Putting down the last touches as my cat sleeps away.Close up of the detail.The finished work.Unpacking the sections of the work for installation in Paris.Laying the sections of the design in the cement. Finishing off the last branch.Removing the paper from the mosaics.The last touches involved applying the grout, allowing it to dry, and scraping off any uneven areas.The finished piece represents water flowing through a Persian garden, or a "Chahar Bagh"; Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France.The structure where the mosaics were installed; Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France.Another view of the structure with the Persian garden (Chahar Bagh); Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France.
The pictures show the process of designing, creating, and installing mosaic works.