All posts tagged tiles

Wow. What a gift!

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 1:44pm by Russell Maier Comments Off
Wow. What a gift!

Wow.  I headed down across the river with some friends yesterday and was blown away by what my students had done.

I’ve been training the local out-of-school youth how to make use of broken tiles and other trash and turn them into mandalic mosaics.  Its pretty easy really and the result can be stunning.  You might have seen some of my […]

The Mandala Takes a life of its own…

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 1:45pm by Russell Maier Comments Off
The Mandala Takes a life of its own…

JR and two new workers proudly show their work expanding our broken tile mandala.

How do you know if your ideas are successful? When take a life of their own and turn out if even more beautiful than you had planned!

This morning I took some friends down to the river to show our recycling work.  To my surprise, I could […]

Trashed Tile Mandala… yeah!

Posted on July 21, 2012 at 10:52am by Russell Maier Comments Off

The completed mandala of broken tiles.

I’ve wanted to make a permanent mandala with cement and grout for a long time.  Last week while hiking I came across a decidedly ugly pile of broken tiles along side the beautiful river.  I put as many as I could carry into my backpack and headed home.

The opportunity to put them to use […]