Fonthill: Gallery – The Four Seasons

141125_Gallery 4 Seasons by Karl Graf. Canon 5D MkIII, EF17-40mm f/4L @ 17mm, f/11, 1.3 sec, ISO 400

Going through the Alcove Doors one enters the Four Seasons Gallery.  These mosaics were the last tiles to be installed in Fonthill before Henry Mercer’s death.  Each mosaic was to depict one of the four seasons.  Mercer was only able to complete two seasons of the four seasons.  These two mosaics were designed as a pair.  Each mosaic has 12 segments.  Eight of the segments depict farm life during the specific season.  The other 4 depict different elements of the season; birds, flowers etc.  The designs of the tiles are unique in that they are flat, placed and raised against the concrete background.  These are the only examples of this style.  Below are different aspects of the two mosaics.

141125_Gallery Summer by Karl Graf. Four Seasons:  Summer

141125_Gallery Fall by Karl Graf. Four Seasons:  Autumn

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