We received the following email from a couple who saw Natalie’s work on our website:
“Hello, I am interested in a unalun contiguous design tile mural for the end of a catwalk hallway. I was thinking of six, 14” tiles, 2 across and 3 down for a 28X42” piece. The house is craftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright style and is located in a remote area of the Missouri Ozarks on top of a hill overlooking Current River. The tree of life with rolling mountains, the sun and clouds as in your mountain piece and tree of life series would be perfect. Is it possible to combine the two in a 28X42 piece? Thank you.”
After Natalie wrote back, the customer gave more detail, which informed Natalie’s sketch of the piece. Here’s the detail the customer gave:
“Well, in thinking about the tile mural, a rolling hill/mountain with a swirling current river with a full moon. The moon light plays upon the water and it sparkles/shimmers. Could have a bat flying, bamboo/cane on the river banks, gravel bars, cave, springs flowing into the Current River. State tree is the Dogwood. All of these images are in our house or in the plans (we are still building). We have a cave bar inside with a bat chandelier and a cave grotto, outdoor shower, and waterfall outside. The elevator doors are glass with carved bamboo and orbs. The wall sconces lighting the catwalk hallway are Greene and Greene 1915 style art glass with dogwood blooms. This area of the house is the guest quarters so maybe a night setting would be appropriate. These are ideas/thoughts, something that might speak to the artist and inspire.”
Natalie was inspired! Here’s the final mural.
Here’s what the client had to say when she received the piece:
“The art tile is just incredible. I am so in love with it, a pleasure to gaze upon it. The piece has so much life to it, the workers were in awe.”