Country : United Kingdom
Materials : Stone, slate, dried out tile adhesive, smalti
Dimensions : 60 x 33 x 3
My daughter was bullied at high school. This mosaic is my response to the experience. A daily barrage of numerous small comments builds up, wearing away at self esteem and confidence. The black/grey area is made from waste materials; dried out tile adhesive, a broken floor tile and roof slate. I deliberately left the marks from cutting them; they are unattractive, like the cruel words they represent. The bottom section is made from precious materials – gold, iridescent and regular smalti and represents the resilience of the bullied person, weighed down by the words but still shining and beautiful.