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Re: mural advice requested


From: greg sharp (eldoradoreefgold_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Apr 22 2002 - 17:41:23 PDT

from<eldoradoreefgold>why not ,in this age of 'cheap' concrete make -a 3 -d sculptural map after laying out the pattern as a gift from the current class to the up -coming future generations?many parents in the construction trades could help with trained workers,a dedicatory plaque could thank material suppliers and corporate-business sponsorships....this could be done very lowkey or submmitted to the major houston press corps."even young texans do it in a big way!"rubber gloves cause concrete burns!trowels-shaping tools-many consequent mini-pours of a thick mix to depict the topography....oil industry people might want to help with that!!!place it in a reverential quad area where it won't get walked on...use it for class pictures....class of 2006-top of the world ,mom!!it could also be used for video classes as a can be cut,drilled,added to etc. a heck of a legacy!!greg sharp from california
  linda <> wrote: Our school is trying to gather information about painting a U.S.
map(approximately 15' wide) on a lightly textured cement floor. This
floor is exposed to the elements and a lot of foot traffic. How long do
you think floor cement paint would hold up with a student population of
350 traversing it throughout the day? What advice would you have? What
kind of sealer, paints, and technique for transfer of design? What would
you think a going rate for this might be? Please reply to my school
Linda in hot, hellish Houston

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