Commissioning a Mosaic for the Home
The process of commissioning a mosaic for the home is a straightforward one. Things for you to consider include:
· Mosaic imagery you would like to live with – choose from existing artworks on my website or suggest something new. I particularly enjoy the challenge of a brand new direction, such as the surfer backsplash on this page. My work ranges from the representational to the abstract and many things in between. The palette can be subtly or richly colored, the design detailed or simple.
· The dimensions of the space. Oftentimes I make a mosaic as an insert in a backsplash, and on occasion I provide mosaic for the entire area.
· Your budget – my prices are based primarily on time and materials. The smaller the mosaic pieces, the longer it will take to create and vice versa. Mosaics are an expensive medium because they are so time-consuming. If budget is an issue, using larger “tesserae” or tile pieces is a way to make your dollar go further.
· Your timeframe – unlike many in the building trades (!), I am really good about giving a realistic time estimate. I make every effort to have your mosaic ready when your space is ready for it.
I create mosaics on panels that are ready to be screwed into a wall, and ship them to you along with mosaic tiles to cover these attachment points. Another option, I can ship a mosaic on adhesive for a tile setter to install and grout. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages…Mosaics can be shipped ANYwhere. The cost for this is separate from my mosaic pricing.
I really enjoy the commission process. I believe I am easy to work with and my most important consideration is making you, the client happy with what I create for you.