Ingrid Lilligren


Patterns For Life, 1997-98 
Ceramic tiles with custom underglazes, wood surround. 12’ x 15’
Wallace Foundation Learning and Outreach Center
Lewis, IA

The challenge in this project was to construct a mural that would fit onto a curved wall.  An exact replica of the wall was built in my studio and the tiles fabricated on the curved surface.  Custom underglazes were created for the colors.  The imagery reflected the strong graphic lines that are part of the row crop landscape on the Armstrong research farm.  A local contest was held to name the mural.