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Motawi's ArtPrize Mural

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by Eric last modified Sep 17, 2010

There's nothing fishy about how beautiful Motawi Tileworks' new mural submission for the 2010 ArtPrize art competition in Grand Rapids, MI. More details after the jump... From Motawi's press release: Motawi Tileworks has just completed installation of their 2010 entry into the ArtPrize art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize is a radically open competition, now in it’s second year. Registered artists and venues match with one another online and the public votes for the...




 

 

Picture 1 There's nothing fishy about how beautiful Motawi Tileworks' new mural submission for the 2010 ArtPrize art competition in Grand Rapids, MI. More details after the jump...

From Motawi's press release:

Motawi Tileworks has just completed installation of their 2010 entry into the ArtPrize art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize is a radically open competition, now in it’s second year. Registered artists and venues match with one another online and the public votes for the winners using mobile devices and the Web. In ArtPrize 2009, more than 1,262 artists from all over the world participated in the unprecedented competition that awarded nearly $500,000 to the top 10 prize winners. More than 334,000 votes were cast during the 18-day event.

This year, Nawal Motawi has designed a handmade tile mural depicting Koi fish leaping and playing in the swirling water of a rushing river. The mural was painstakingly tube lined by bulb glazer, Stacey Weid, then bisque fired, then glazed in the Cuenca style using a bulb-syringe. After glazing, it is fired once again. Our 2009 piece was physically large (4.5 ft x 9 ft) and had components designed by local citizens, “ states Nawal. “I wanted to do something very different for 2010 — a smaller, more jewel-like piece. At the tileworks, we have had our hands full with other projects, but many Motawi staffers jumped in at just the right time to bring this piece together in time for ArtPrize.”

The mural will be on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum in the Lacks Gallery September 22 - October 6, 2010. For more information about ArtPrize, visit their website here and for information about Motawi Tileworks, visit their website here.

Image copyright Motawi Tileworks


 

 

 
 
 

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