Monday, October 26, 2009

I Got the Job!

A little over a month ago I was selected as a finalist for a large public art project - a terrazzo floor design for a large event center. Last week I presented my proposal to the committee and I just found out that it has been selected! I'm so excited about it! Here is some background:

What is terrazzo? You have probably seen terrazzo many times and just not known the name. It's an epoxy floor with stone, granite, quartz, glass, or other aggregate like this:
By changing the color of the filler, and the color of the aggregate, you can create different looks and colors. The different colors are divided by aluminum strips.

The event center will host ballrooms, a conference center, and more, but the main attraction is a hockey arena. My floor design will wrap around the bowl of the arena. You can see the construction beginning over my shoulder on the left side of the photo. More info about the event center is at: http://bemidjievents.com/

They were looking for a north woods feeling for this floor design. My design has three sections: earth, water, and sky. (I'm holding my design above.) You will see leaves of autumn in the earth section, like on a forest floor in fall. In the water area, you might spy a fish, a loon, or a beaver. The sky area shows Canadian Geese migrating south. It will incorporate brass inserts for the animals. More about that as it happens.

I will post updates of this project as it unfolds. I'm so excited!!!!

8 comments:

Donna Van Hooser said...

Congratulations! How exciting, and how well deserved!

cbmosaics said...

I'm soooooooo happy for you!!! This is an awesome project and huge!! Congratulations Barb!!

artsyphartsy said...

Wow congrats Barb. How wonderful. I look forward to wip pictures.

Sue said...

I like the design. Congratulations! It looks like you'll be spending a lot of time up north.

Linda Jarousky said...

Congratulations on another wonderful opportunity! Can't wait to see it unfold.

Kim said...

Big congrats!!!! I can't wait to see updates - it looks like a fantastic job.

Judy said...

Barb, You will have some great stories to tell of that project. Your designs are going to heighten all events!

Barbara Benson Keith said...

Thanks, all! I'm so excited about it!