Various community workshops participants decorated tiles by stamping images into the clay or writing text. Some chose to inscribe words or messages important to them onto the clay. These individual, hand made tiles are stand-alone art works that became integrated into the overall mural design. This process, then, empowered participants to express themselves in the process of creating art, such that each person has a voice in the final piece of art. Consequently, this unique process under Ms. Montemayor’s guidance became an avenue for individual self-exploration and community building.
Wanda working with students.
Community day2 _Making clay stamp tiles
Wanda and Con Mi Madre participants.
Photo courtesy of Con MI Madre
Community day4_Practice dotted stamping
Sr Center2_Making clay stamp tiles
Community day5_Designing clay corn stalks (1)
Sr Center3_Glazing tiles
Community day3_Decorating clay tiles
Sr Center1_Decorating clay tiles with dotted designs
Mural assembly1_Design work
Mural assembly2_Completed tiles
Mural assembly5_Attaching tiles
Mural assembly3_Arranging tiles
Mural assembly4_Arranging tiles
Mural assembly6_Rain panel pre-groutjpg