I know I have used the title of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s fantastic novel, but I couldn’t find another title that seemed right for this piece. “Shadows of the Wind” or “Wind Shadows” just didn’t do it for me – it had to be solid, contained and absolute!
The mosaic isn’t directly inspired by the novel , although the book as well as others he has written, all have a mysterious and ominous thread running right through them, and that is why I like them. (The three books The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game and The Prisoner of Heaven are all set in Barcelona – another reason for liking them!)
The main inspiration for this piece came from the shadow of this tree I spotted whilst out walking on a bright but windy day. I loved the way the branches made curly shadows that crossed over each other on the grass below. I imagined how the wind would look if you could see streams of it in the sky with shadows on the ground.
The mosaic is made for an indoor space, it is not suitable for outdoors.
glass tile, ceramic tile on cement board
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