Johona-Mai, stained glass mosaic sculpture, 48in x 24in x 24in, 2017 by Kasia Polkowska and Kyle Cunniff
Available for Sale via the City of Alamosa: http://cityofalamosa.org/public-art/
The sculpture is adorned in an exquisite pattern that can be admired from any angle.
Detail of face - all glass is hand cut custom for the doll.
The concept sketches.
The mosaic beginning of the mosaic fabrication with basic hand tools.
The construction of the custom form designed for the doll.
Stacking, gluing, shaping the form.
A section of the mosaic cut, arranged, taped and ready for fitting.
Kyle reinforcing the pink foam form with fiber mesh and epoxy resin.
Meanwhile, the mosaic is being constructed and tested against the form of the doll.
The form is beautifully sculpted and ready to be mosaiced!
The final fitting and gluing of the dolls face.
The artists and their dolls, one all finished and the other a work-in-progress.
The fitting, gluing, tape peeling - repeat, repeat, repeat!
The gluing process for a 3d mosaic is much more demanding than our usual 2d work.
More tape peeling and inspecting our glue job.
All the glass on the sculpture is hand cut and shaped by Kasia.
Getting close to finishing the mosaic aspect of the sculpture.
All glued and ready for grouting!
This final step was exciting for sure! FYI the doll weighs under 60 pounds.
The grouting process - the black really makes the bright colors pop!
Details of the grouting process.