uniquely enhance a garden,
patio or driveway design.
Also in draught prone areas
my mosaics are a solution
to beautify any landscape.
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LA RONDE 54" pebble mosaic
Pebble mosaic with black belgian block surround for outdoor landscape or driveways. Capable of withstanding the weight of automobiles.
The design and molds
Layout and design. Wooden molds are shaped to form the segments of the 9 piece design.
In an upside down process, pebbles are first placed in sand. The bottom surface will be the actual top surface of the mosaic when revealed.
Gradating sizes of black mexican beach pebbles with large white granite pebbles accented with golden ocher beach stones create the pallet.
Alternating the wooden molds helps to save on space and to make sure the design stays consistent.
Poured grout and concrete
When all the pebbles are in place a smooth layer of grout is poured over the pebbles in sand, then a thick layer of concrete is added to the depth of the mold, keeping each segment identically the same thickness.
Unsetting the mold
After concrete is set the wooded mold is pried off, the sand is washed off the base of the molded piece revealing the smooth pebble surface.
After washing off all the sand the pieces are now flipped over, pebble side up and assembled dry to make sure everything fits before the true installation.
All nine pieces fit together perfectly creating the 54" diameter pebble mosaic
ready for installation.
LA RONDE in situation
Temporary installation at Harmon Gallery. La Ronde can be purchased and permanently installed for patio, driveway or garden landscape.