Installation Day

We Spent all day installing the mosaics at the firms' new office space the other day!  It took quite a while since these monsters are A. HEAVY, B. awkward to carry/hang, C. we had to make sure all three hung level and in line with each other at the same height, and D. we installed the wood frames on-site.

The interiors had been finished and the walls were ready for our artwork:

We stained solid red oak boards that we pre-cut to fit as our frames around each panel to match the trim woodwork in the space.  We waited to nail them to the panels until after we hung them because they aren't structural and would have made carrying the mosaics too difficult since we'd be holding all the weight with our hands on the frames....  could've led to a disaster of dropping and breaking a panel by a frame edge popping off! ahhhhh.

Mom is very excited to get this going!  We had Christopher and Kyle to help us with muscle and handyman skills!

First, we marked our level line for where to hang our brackets.  We used two french cleats on the back of each large panel to distribute the weight [each panel probably weighed 150-200 lbs].

 We used a nail gun to shoot our frames on the panels, being very careful not to shoot too close to the surface of the board where a nail might pop through and break a tile!

Gotta clean the tile to make it nice and shiny for those spot lights above to highlight the tile!

The close-up shots: 

You can see both mosaics from this view below:
This is the lobby space, and behind the camera is a huge conference room with a large glass wall that has views of the lobby and mosaics in one large shot.

The Landscape mosaic hung behind the reception desk:

 The firm is moving in soon and furniture should be arriving.  Once everyone is settled and things are filled in, I'll show photos of the finished space highlighting the mosaics.

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