some concrete and black paint...
and we are ready to play!!!!
mosaic chess table, mesa de ajedrez mosaico
I've never done a sculpture before...
It´s my first try, so...
I am waiting for your comments...
The direct method of mosaic construction involves directly placing (gluing) the individual tesserae onto the supporting surface. This method is well suited to surfaces that have a three-dimensional quality, such as vases.
The direct method suits small projects that are transportable. Another advantage of the direct method is that the resulting mosaic is progressively visible, allowing for any adjustments to tile colors placement.
The disadvantage of the direct method is that the artist must work directly at the chosen surface, which is often not practical for long periods of time. It is unsuitable for large scale projects. Also, it is difficult to control the evenness of the finished surface. This is of particular importance when creating a functional surface such as a floor or a table top.
A modern version of the direct method, sometimes called "double direct," is to work directly onto fiberglass mesh. The mosaic can then be constructed with the design visible on the surface and transported to its final location. Large work can be done in this way, with the mosaic being cut up for shipping and then reassembled for installation. It enables the artist to work in comfort in a studio rather than at the site of installation.
The indirect method of applying tesserae is often used for very large projects, projects with repetitive elements or for areas needing site specific shapes.
Tiles are applied face-down to a backing paper using an adhesive, and later transferred onto walls, floors or craft projects.
This method is most useful for extremely large projects as it gives the maker time to rework areas.
Mosaic murals, benches and tabletops are some of the items usually made using the indirect method, as it results in a smoother and more even surface.