Exile Mosaic (by tylerfeelgood)
This is my 12”x12” glass mosaic of the Exile cover, and is the one piece of my artwork that I am most proud of. I originally started it as my final project for Art class my senior year, but didn’t end up finishing it before the year ended (my teacher didn’t care about anything and I still got an A). I spent the rest of the following summer slowly, but surely, working on it - whenever I needed to chill out and escape for a while, I would just put the album on repeat and work on this piece. It was quite the meticulous process - I cut all of the glass pieces myself, arranged them, glued them down, used two different kinds of grout, and polished polished polished. It took a very long time, but it was so worth it because Liz’s music is the axis on which my world has spun since I was thirteen. This dedication came naturally to me. One day, I hope to invest in some really elaborate museum-worthy wall display for it, complete with spotlights and bulletproof glass. But for now, it sits perched against the wall in my room, and fills me with pride and joy every time I see it.