UK tile adhesive giant BAL have helped mosaic artist Melanie Watts create stunning mosaic murals for a public art project raising awareness of endangered species.
Melanie has created a stunning glass mosaic of an endangered white barn owl for the Gyosei Art Trail on the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes. Each individually cut piece of glass brings the piece together, using soft and delicate colours to capture the delicate autumnal light, ranging from golds to yellows to stunning vibrant reds and oranges seen on a stunning autumn day. For this piece of original art, Melanie created drawings based on her own photographs of forestry along the canal.
Melanie has also created a beautiful butterfly and buddleia mural using BAL Max Flex Fibre adhesive and BAL Micromax2 grout.
Melanie says: “People around the world tell me my mosaic work is beautiful and uplifting. I create bespoke drawings with unique themes, and source beautiful and colourful materials to ensure the artwork really holds the viewers’ attention. My style is versatile and includes both contemporary and traditional mosaic to create stunning mosaic for walls and floors. The longevity of mosaic is outstanding due to all materials used – including those from BAL – which are tested to ensure suitability for their installation environment.”
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