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Sanctuary Floor Mosaic Community of Jesus

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Published on Apr 13, 2012

An overview of the process of creating the Sanctuary floor mosaic at the Church of the Transfiguration — from painted drawing to Ravenna Italy and installation on Cape Cod.These mosaics are created in the ancient tradition of Byzantine-style mosaics. Each full-scale drawing that was first painted on cardboard was cut into pieces and sent to the studio of Alessandra Caprara in Ravenna, Italy. There she overlaid the painting with paper and outlined every color of natural stone or glass to be used. Each piece was hand-cut and placed in a binding material and shipped to Cape Cod, where it was laid out like a jigsaw puzzle and installed with seams and gaps filled in on location. Members of the Community who trained with Alessandra, traveled to the studio in Ravenna, assisting with cutting and placement of the tesserae under her direction. The floor mosaic took five years to complete, and the apse mosaic took three years to complete http://www.communityofjesus.org/churc...
Community of Jesus - Orleans, MA

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