The Shadow of the Wind

Kate Rattray's Mosaic Blog

I know I have used the title of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’sfantastic novel, but I couldn’t find another title that seemed right for this piece. “Shadows of the Wind” or “Wind Shadows” just didn’t do it for me – it had to be solid, contained and absolute!

The mosaic isn’t directly inspired by the novel , although the book as well as others he has written, all have a mysterious and ominous thread running right through them, and that is why I like them. (The three books The  Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Gameand The Prisoner of Heavenare all set in Barcelona – another reason for liking them!)

The main inspiration for this piece came from the shadow of this tree I spotted whilst out walking on a bright but windy day.

shadow of the tree

I loved the way the branches made curly shadows that crossed over each other on the grass below.


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