Today is the day. After a year of looking at the unfinished mess of a shower in our new bathroom, grouting in earnest starts. Why so delinquent with this effort? A year ago, I knew what the result would look like. And it was what was projected. So I lost interest.
An argument can be made that an artist makes her work simply to see the end result. And to kind of lift one’s leg to the nearest tree. Prove that she has been in the area.
It is impossible to photograph this shower, as you cannot get far enough away from it. The prone position doesn’t help much. Most of the lady on the left was grouted a long time ago.
After the shower floor, just grouted today, I will take a charcoal grout and apply it around the dark lines defining the bodies. It is already done in the lady to the left in the previous picture.
And the horizon lines on each panel will be charcoal. Simple, elementary, rudimentary.
Of course, all my materials are free, save for the tile mortar and grout. The white tiles above are remnants of an old project of Glenn’s. The little glass tiles in the two inch space were bravely saved for me by a designer, from a construction worker who was pitching them. I cringe to think of all the waste in the world!
Above is today’s work, and no more can be done until this dries. This shower base is made of portland cement, is carefully sculpted down to the drain from each wall. This tile is porcelain and not having a wet saw to cut it, I simply broke the tile near the drain and filled in. These floors require a lot of finesse. I hate that big line in the center left.
Gorgeous today, and considering my drying shower base, I am going to work on the piazza.