It takes time to create this level of tilework. I grew to appreciate the tile artist Jimmy Ray as I worked on this piece. It was a technical challenge. I had to lay out the tiles, constantly using the forced perspective skills I learned as a young man. The curved shape added to the difficulty. It felt so good to finish the piece and take pleasure in my job and the work of the original artist. I love Art Deco. Those clean lines and unadorned shapes seemed appropriate for this piece. I started in this style knowing full well that the details of the tile were “out of step” with the clean lines. I kept everything simple, except the tile. Kasa Karma is a wonderful boutique hotel, and a favorite place to have a wedding.
Concha Chinas Cupula
Puerto Vallarta is filled with cúpulas, making it a shapely town. When you gaze east the vista is teeming with domes: roughhewn and refined; tiled and poured cement; all part of the charm of Vallarta. This cúpula lives at Casa Karma. I view the beautiful boutique villa and hotel from my terraza. It was a hot summer morning. The storm clouds were rising, but every edge was crisp. I was Art Deco-inspired in contrast to the traditional architecture. I wanted to honor the magical tilework of this shapely cúpula
Jimmy Ray of San Miguel de Allende created the amazing tile mosaic work on this cupula.
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