A thriving art community in Encinitas is growing and connections reach far across the ocean to the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Over several blogs you will be get to know a transplanted local Encinitas artist who has a strong connection with our city. The journey begins here. Meet Terry Michael Weaver- "Mosaic Mon", Artist and Musician.
Terry has made mosaics since the early 1970's, and since that time has made over 100 mosaics which can be found at City facilities, hotels, condos, restaurants, and private estates. Five of his more intricate mosaics can be seen at E Street Cafe in Encinitas.
Twenty of Terry’s public mosaics adorn the City sidewalks of Encinitas. In April 2001, Terry won first place in the City of Encinitas Commission for the Arts, Downtown Streetscape Project competition. The proposal was for the artist to design and manufacture 16 medallions to be laid, each side of the sidewalk, along Highway 101 from D St. to F St. After receiving approval, he began the task of designing and installing each 36” round mosaic for our beautiful City. Seven months later, upon completion of all 16 mosaics, the City of Encinitas won the Great American Street Award.
There are a host of people he owes a great deal of thanks to during his mosaic journey with Encinitas. Terry will be addressing these people in a monthly blog with "ArtBuzz", “Thanks to Cheryl, I will be telling the trials and tribulations - past and present, of being a mosaic artist."
The "Mosaic Mon" blog would not be complete without excerpts from the current art studio at the beachside tree-house residence on the Lindsey estate at Polanui, “Shark Pit”, Maui. Yes, Terry lives in a tree house on the beach complete with private sunsets and beautiful vistas in a surf and sun paradise.
“I am so excited about my new ‘Marine Mosaic’ series, which will include 24 glass-tile L.E.D lit mosaics. Amazing are the creatures of our oceans. With my ‘Ocean Wellness’ program I will interface with local Hawaii biologists to create an educational platform to better understand why we need to make more effort to preserve our oceans.”
Next month, Terry will review the ebb-and-flow of being an artist, describe the daunting task of manufacturing 16 medallion mosaics for the City of Encinitas, and include more Maui updates.
To add to all of that, Terry created the 25th Silver Anniversary mosaic, City Seal which will be installed early this year. Keep a lookout for unveiling information coming soon!!!
"A special thanks to Dody Crawford of DEMA, Jim Gilliam and Cheryl Ehlers of the City of Encinitas for promoting the lively Art Community filled with talented Encinitas Artists.
"Visit http://balance4all.wix.com/mosaicmon or email Terry if you can’t find him on the beach…. at email@example.com.