Marino Rocks Mosaic 2006

Commissioned by the City of Marion, this mosaic is located at the Marino Rocks Beach Carpark. It sits on a rather interestingly shaped public toilet. It was particularly challenging designing a geometric pattern that would wrap around a five sided building, where the sides of the building are not obviously proportional to one another.

The design depicts elements of the coastal environment. All the pictorial elements emerge from the geometric pattern and, with a bit of imagination, you can pick out houses, rocky cliffs, boats, seals, leafy sea dragons, etc.

The work, which includes the complete tiling of the building exterior, is made from hand-cut, glazed, ceramic floor tiles.

I began the design in January 2006 and the finished work was installed in August 2006.