The Lighthouse Mosaic brings light to Sannat Primary & Special Unit
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The Sannat Primary and Special Unit have a wonderful new edition to the school in the form of ‘The Light House Mosaic.’ This is a mural made up of different media and based on a design depicting the sea, the shore and a light house by artist Justin Falzon and upon an initiative by the Head of School Mr Daniel James Cassar.
Students from MCAST – Carly, Carolyn, Jessica and Stephan, worked on this project, together with their colleague Mark, art teacher Son Sultana and LSA John Mizzi. The mural is approximately 17 feet high.
Work consisted of creating a scene with part of the wall painted a light blue to form the sky, then adding white clouds and the sun, which was created from one of the round windows painted yellow.
For the shore, pebbles were placed individually to create a textured seashore, made of rough-hewn and rounded pebbles. Broken shards of coloured tiles were used to create seashells, between the pebbles. Bluish hues of tiles were also used for the sea, as well as other coloured tiles for the boat, the light house, the grass and the seagulls.
For the land, a piece of globigerina limestone was cut, to create the scene, with a path winding its way through it from the lighthouse to one side of the wall.
Work on this project lasted for about eight days and once completed all the mosaic areas were then grouted and cleaned.