FDAMH’s latest piece of artwork was unveiled by our good friend Provost Pat Reid last week. A key feature of FDAMH’s building over the last few years has been the large mosaic of our logo, situated in the foyer. Since we have recently adopted a new logo for FDAMH, it seemed only right to update our mosaic, too.
One of our current students on placement, Natalie Bradley, was looking to initiate and lead a group project. Always one to take on a challenge, Natalie taught herself the basics of mosaic and rallied up a small band of keen, creative, service users: Jackie Mercer, Steven McCrystal, Gordon Brown and Carol Aird. Their first job was to approach local tiling businesses to ask if they would donate the materials needed, managing to secure enough grout to mosaic Forth Valley. Many thanks to all of the businesses that contributed: Rembrand Timber at Bankside Industrial Estate; Rubix Tiling in Stenhousemuir; and Brian Rodger at Alba Project Management, Falkirk.
Every Friday afternoon, over tea and biccies, Natalie and the team worked hard to draw the new logo design, break up the tiles, mix up the grout and carefully place the glass tiles in place. Slowly, week by week, we watched the new logo appear.
The beautiful finished piece was celebrated when Provost Pat Reid, who had been involved in the selection of our new logo, came to unveil the work. Joining the Provost in unveiling the work were local businesses that had contributed materials, as well as Natalie’s college lecturers and her class, all of whom had donated their pennies to help buy us the glass tiles needed.
It became clear that everyone was very impressed with the mosaic, especially the boys from Rubix, who were amazed at what the team had achieved. Natalie’s tutors from Forth Valley College were particularly impressed with her project. Natalie is able to use the experience as the basis for some of her college work, so we’re hoping she gets an A+ for her grade!
Everyone at FDAMH would like to say a huge thank you to Natalie for all her hard work, enthusiasm and creative flair that she brought to the project. We now have an eye-catching and beautiful new piece of art in our foyer that helps to bring a warm welcome to all as they come into the building. It was her first foray into mosaic and what a fantastic job she did. She also knew the first rule of group project work — GET THE BISCUITS IN!
Make sure you take time to admire our new mosaic when you’re next in!
20/05/2014 at 1:06 pm