Creation of a mosaic panel based on the sketch "Conquerors of Space" by the artist A. Deyneka.
The size of the mosaic is 190x250 cm. Assembled by a double reverse set of crushed smalt ArtWorker.
This project is one of the most significant and interesting, in the collection of which our team took part. Our task was to assemble a panel based on a sketch by the great artist of the XX century A. Deyneka! This was the first project that was completely designed and assembled from ArtWorker smalt. Already at the stage of approving the order, we knew how cool and modern the final work would be!
Sketch "Conquerors of space" by A. Deyneka.
The whole working process took place under the guidance of the artist from the customer, which set us certain tasks. For example, a well-thought-out technology for typing each of the fragments was especially important, which would facilitate such processes as dismantling (in case of corrections). That is why it was decided to assemble the panels with a double reverse set. The total size of the panel was about 5 m2. When studying a sketch printed in full size, we decided to take as a basis a 10x10 mm module that is most in harmony with the technique of painting. Such a module would allow you to work out all the necessary details of the panel and make the finished work more picturesque. For the implementation of the project, we chose ArtWorker smalt, since the diverse picturesque palette of colors of the material made by our smalt factory corresponded to the task.
In the process of collecting panels, we tried many different color solutions. Small fragments were taken as a basis and an original color palette was selected for each, until they found the necessary color relations.
Watch a short video timelapse - the process of typing one of the fragments of the panel.
Work with each of the fragments was carried out in an individual and thoughtful manner. A small area was selected, for example, a hand, then a piece of printed paper sketch was removed in place of the selected fragment and a mosaic was assembled. After completing the section, the next fragment was selected and the sequence of actions was repeated in the same way.
The work had to be completed in a short time, but at the same time, it required special care and high skills in working with the material. That is why the entire ArtWorker creative team participated in the collection of the panels.
After agreeing on all the samples, we started recruiting as a friendly team. Each of us participated in the process, someone collected the main figures, someone small details and interior items, someone typed the background. Thanks to the well-coordinated work, the panel became stronger and more beautiful every day. It was especially pleasant to work with the material, the smalt, impaled on the desired module, did not require additional teasing, only small improvements, which greatly facilitated the workflow and made the collection of panels an inspiring process. Of the tools we used only wire cutters.
When working with ArtWorker smalt, we only needed wire cutters, because the module was originally impaled on the one we needed.
The most important stage was the upcoming installation. Since the area of the whole panel was 5 m2, in order to avoid damage, the finished work had to be divided into three parts, having previously fixed the front side. Then the separated fragments were turned face down, and the lower part of the work was additionally secured with a layer of cement. The final installation of the finished work on the basis took place on the street. A particular difficulty for us was the reconnection of the separated fragments into a whole picture. But we also coped with this difficulty!
Grout of the finished work
The final process for us was the grout of the finished panel. Many argue about whether this stage is necessary for the work of their materials such as smalt or stone? Since grout can greatly affect the final perception of the finished product. In our case, this decision was made for reasons of durability and safety of work. Let's be honest - after grout, the work began to look no worse!
The mounted and worn mosaic has already been exhibited in the place reserved for it.