|Posted:||Apr 25, 2012 15:31|
|Subject:||Heather Braaten Memorial pre-launch|
Hello fellow BrickLinkers.
Please pardon the poor typing and/or emotional content….
I’m in the process of setting up the “Heather Braaten Memorial Mosaic Project”
This mosaic will be built in sections by her friends the first two days of BrickCon
(pre public viewing) and then displayed for the public. After the convention,
the mosaic portrait will be given to her family.
The mosaic will be 40×50″ (or 4×5 32×32 stud baseplates)
Each baseplate will be sub-divided into 4 squares, making a total of 80 sub sections.
Each 16×16 sub section will fit over a tiled area, upon which her friends can
inscribe a message, but which will be covered by the mosaic. think “message in
It’s a way for us, her friends to express ourselves in writing, and in building,
but also a way for our feelings to be encapsulated in the artwork, without our
feelings being forefront, as the image presented to her family is what we want
to be represented, not our lament.
I’m currently in the process of attempting to set up an account, speperate of
mine, or anyone else involved specifically for this project (Admin permitting)
I’m also addressing banking and donation issues, so that any excess (if any) will
go directly to her family.
This has not been an easy process, it’s emotional and heartbreaking, but it needs
to be done, as there are so many of us who either knew Heather personally, or
were at least inspired by her technique and designs.
We are basing the mosaic off Lino Martens’ photo (below) if you are willing to
support this project, please contact me off forum.