Natalie Blake studios creating commercial wall tile mural
This spring Natalie Blake Studios responded to a request for proposals from Burlington City Arts in Burlington, VT, for artwork for the main interior feature wall in the new Radiation Oncology Department of the Fletcher Allen hospital.
In April we were notified that our proposal was selected. We will be installing 2, 7-tile murals depicting tree canopies.
Here is a picture of the forms over which the clay tiles were laid before carving. These forms provide the undulation of the tiles. You can imagine a tree with its branches flowing from left to right:
Here is a section of one of the carved murals, before it has been bisque fired:
And here is a closeup of one of the carved ceramic wall tiles: