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« on: July 07, 2011 11:21:08 AM »



This is a mosaic that seven seniors in Vassar College's Environmental Studies department completed as part of the ENST tradition to collaborate on a project to enrich the campus environment.

The mosaic is four feet by four feet and celebrates the Hudson River (Poughkeepsie NYs drinking water source, treated of course).  It took a LONGGG time. we cracked the tiles and stones and laid them out over a large picture, then we transferred the tiles to some MDF and cemented them down.  We used some painters tape so that we wouldn't have to transfer one tile at a time.  Then we grouted it and hung it in our College's library above a prominent drinking fountain.  To mount it we used what's called a "french cleat."






Were happy to leave behind a reminder of all the resources we were blessed with during our time at Vassar.  Plus, besides being committed to the environmental message of the project, we are excited about the opportunity to encourage more public and student art on campus.  Let us know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011 11:40:16 AM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011 11:51:17 AM »

This is simply beautiful! All those hours of work were well worth it and it decorates that space so wonderfully! Good job to you and the rest of your group!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011 11:53:52 AM »

It is breathtakingly beautiful.  Great work!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011 11:58:35 AM »

love it! absolutely beautiful.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011 12:34:45 PM »

This is very beautiful and well executed! Kudos!
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011 12:47:17 PM »

gorgeous! you should all be sooo incredibly proud!
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011 01:21:02 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Great work.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011 03:47:30 PM »

Gorgeous! What a great thing you all did.
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2011 04:14:47 PM »

That is so beautiful.  I've wanted to try making a mosaic for a long time, but it's so intimidating!
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2011 04:42:15 PM »

That is gorgeous! I remember making a mosaic in high school and it being so much hard work, but also so much fun! Great job to you all!
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2011 05:05:28 PM »

Excellent piece and so inspiring that it was done by so many.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2011 08:35:32 PM »

Really lovely!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2011 10:18:25 AM »

This is such a beautiful piece, and I'm loving the message behind it.

What a great way for your group to leave it's mark!!!
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2011 11:12:20 AM »

This is rock solid!  The photos of the work in progress are great.  It is enlightening to see who the participants were in the project.  Love it!
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Amazing! You guys did such a wonderful job!
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2011 09:41:56 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2011 05:35:32 PM »

Oh, this is why I wish I went to Vassar!  It's absolutely lovely.
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