Baobab Tree of Life

Baobab Tree of Life

Medium: mosaic on Cement backing board
Size: 27″ – 67 cm x 21″ – 53 cm x 2″ – 5 cm
Availability: Sold

Baobab Tree of Life is a commission piece for one of my collectors.

Becky is a long time friend, and a fervent gardener and lover of trees.
She asked me during the 2016 summer to design a beautiful mosaic tree for her Kitchen.

I came up with several designs, she chooses on one of them and I went to work !



I built Baobab according to my preferred Reverse Method.


I build the mosaic upside down, then glue a framed concrete board on top of it.
Once the mortar is set, I flip the mosaic, peel the model from it and clean it up.
Well, actually it is a little more complicated, but it is close to this.

And so on a beautiful November day, I invited some of my friend to help me flip 3 different mosaics and Becky actually got to flip her own mosaic !

This flipping operation always is an emotional moment, because this is when you see the mosaic for the very first time !

I was able to use some new iridescent glass tiles for this Baobab…


Look at the depth of these glasses and granites.

I have used 7 different hues of blue for the sky, and the result is fantastic under a changing light !

If you want to order a similar or a more customizable, go on the Custom Orders page.

For more details, do not hesitate to contact me.

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