Catching up on weeks 8 and 9
I'm a bit behind on the blog posts, but I allowed myself to slide because Karen Rycheck wrote two terrific blog posts of her own reporting on the progress made while she was working with me! Links to those here:mosaic-sturgeon-will-be-brightening-up-astoria/ mosaic-sturgeon-will-be-brightening-up-astoria-part-2/ On Thursday of week 8, we had a visit from Suenn Ho, the urban designer and designer of the Garden of Surging Waves. She was very pleased with how I've interpreted the concept of the sturgeon mosaic. Needless to say, I'm happy that she is positive about the work! One tweak we all agreed would be good was a slight revision to the sturgeons' eyes. They had been rendered very simply— with no pupils to speak of. We played around with some dark green tesserae and agreed that some "eye surgery" was in order. That afternoon Karen did the "removal surgery", and I followed with the "pupil transplant." The surgery was a success!