MAKE A MOSAIC FOR CHARITY
Mosaicists are invited to make a small mosaic (25 by 25 cm)
for the new MosaicArt Charity Project
”Eyes of Nepal”
After the success of the MosaicArt Charity Project London of 2010/11,
Martin Cheek has suggested that we aim to mount a similar display
in Kathmandu, where mosaic artists have the opportunity to exhibit
their work permanently.
The aim of this project is again to raise funds for the Esther
Benjamins Trust, www.ebtrust.org.uk
EBT has a mosaic studio in Nepal, providing essential employment
for young workers rescued as children by the Trust. (see video at
The funds from this project will be used for operational and material
costs at the Bhairahawa integrated mosaic centre, where deaf school-leavers
work alongside survivors of trafficking, and where mosaics are made
for public display. Their latest project is the creation of a wall
mosaic with a message at a school the Trust is building in an urban
slum at Butwal - a community that is prone to girl trafficking.
Here is how it works:
This time Martin will donate 'eyes' inspired by Nepali animals and
the Buddha. These eyes will be glass fusions he is going to make
in his kiln, which will then be used as the focal points of your
You can order the ‘Eye’ of your choice (a single eye
or a pair of eyes) from Martin before the 1st of December 2011 by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your address. You
will receive the Eye (or the pair) in January/February 2012.
You then donate the £20 for participating via http://www.justgiving.com/EYESOFNEPAL
under your name.
In addition we're hoping that you and your friends and family will
sponsor your mosaic for a further £100 (each mosaic would
therefore raise £120) to help towards our target of £12,000.
Here is what your mosaic should be like:
• Make your mosaic on 25 by 25 cm MDF wood, 10 mm thick
• Seal the wood before you start your mosaic.
• Paint the sides, do not mosaic the sides
• You can use tesserae, tiles and glass
• Incorporate the glass fusion eye (or pair of eyes)
you have ordered from Martin, which would then be the focal point
of the mosaic, based on Nepali wildlife. Samples at Martin
Cheek's Facebook site - click
This shows the size of the mille - with a ruler / penny next to
it - so this will give you an idea of the size / scale that we are
talking about. Choose between : Buddah, Tiger, Snake / Reptile,
Elephant, Monkey and Bird
• Grout the mosaic
Package and posting
• Make sure you pack your mosaic properly (bubblewrap etc.).
• Sent the mosaic to Esther Benjamins Trust, Third Floor,
2 Cloth Court, London EC1A 7LS United Kingdom
• Karla Duterloo, Martin Cheek and Philip Holmes will not
be held responsible for any damage or loss of the mosaic.
The deadline for sending in your mosaic will be May 1st 2012.
If you have any questions please feel free to sent Karla an email:
to read more about how to donate the money.
All about the trust on:http://www.ebtrust.org.uk
and go to the BLOG page to read all the information and updates
about the MosaicArt Charity “Eyes of Nepal”.
We are on Facebook : //www.facebook.com/pages/Martin-Cheek-Mosaics/149388761766606
and “Eyes of Nepal” MosaicArt Charity project
Martin’s page http://www.facebook.com/martin.cheek