Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tile And Tile Mural In Mexico

Mexico has some of the best tile work
 and I want to show some that we have come across in our travels there.

The photo above shows a work in progress in Alamos, Sonora
with the standard tile that we in the states are used to
 when we think of Mexican tile work, but there is so much more.

The fish above (about 6'+ long) is a work in progress in San Carlos, Sonora.

This striking doorway is in Alamos...

...and note how even the grout joints are in the mosaic trim.

Another doorway in Alamos.

These tiled domes are in Mazatlan, Sinaloa.

This next set of murals are at a campground
 for the Paricutin Volcano near Uruapan, Michoacan.

To see more of the effects of that volcano see my post:

This set of four panels covers life in Mexico
from it's native heritage...

...the role of women and family...

...struggle... the children and elderly.

On a lighter note I love the use of these plates... Guanajuato, Guanajuato.

For those who can't afford tile there is always faux tile,
practiced above by Porfirio Bustillo.

To see his work and how to make the faux tile 
check out this series of posts:

And finally, because they are everywhere,
 I must include a tile mural of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

For more see my post:
or click on Tiling under LABELS from the right side bar.