Sunday, August 8, 2010
Mexican Tile Mural
There is so much detail in this tile mural painted with a watercolor style. Please click on photo to see all the detail the artist has achieved. I thought about selling the mural today, but I just can't let it go. I'm trying to find information about the artist or tiles, so I thought I'd show the mural here in hopes someone will know. I purchased the tile mural in California many years ago from a consignment shop in Fresno and the shop owner knew nothing about it.
The mural has never been installed and is mounted on a cardboard backing in two sections to keep the tiles together. Each tile is approximately 4.5 inches square and the overall dimensions are 18 x 26 inches. On the bottom left is written - Cer. Art Davalos. On the bottom right is written what looks like - Bauris H. S. Perhaps the right is a description of the location? I have no idea. I did find a listing for a wrought iron table with the same notation on the tiles here. I will send them an email with the link to this post.
The tiles are made of a white clay, not the typical red clay often seen from Mexico. The tiles are fairly thin and light weight, and look to be machine made due to the grid design on the reverse. Each of the cardboard backings has "24 I" written on them. If you know anything about the tiles or artist, please let me know.
I had it in my mind to install the mural in my dream home some day. Since I'm sure my dream home is just around the corner, if I sell the mural, I'll surely regret it.
UPDATE: I was contacted by Charly from Guadalajara Mexico with the maker's website for those interested here it is: http://www.cerartdavalos.com.mx/