MosaicAHH.

Art is as different as the individual.

When we think of mosaics,  we think of  table tops, mirror frames.  Or at the opposite end of the spectrum, we think of the beautiful mosaics on the ceilings of the cathedrals in Europe.  I, of course, wouldn’t know anything about the cathedrals since I have never touched the soil of that wonderful continent.   But my curiosity is itching more by the day.   The art of mosaic is an art form  dating back to 3000 BC.   The materials used are widely varied but in the far-reaching history, tiles and glass were the most commonly used.

My fascination with mosaics began by studying the Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi.  He modernized mosaics in the late 19th- 1920’s.  He incorporated mosaic into many of his designs giving them a modern and funky twist.

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Tallest church in the world designed and constructed by Gaudi until his death in 1926. It is still under construction. Mosaic is used in many areas of the church including the top of each spire.

Mosaics have become an important part of my work in the past 7 or 8 years.  I have attended the National Mosaic Conference 3 or 4 times in the last 10 years, with the last one being a few weeks ago.  There are mosaic artists from all over the world that attend and the work that is displayed is stunning.  Please enjoy the selected few from the exhibit.

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Kate Jessup

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Sophie Drouin

Rachel Sager-Lynch

Rachel Sager-Lynch

Ilana Shafir

Ilana Shafir

Yulia Hanansen

Yulia Hanansen

Eileen Gay

Eileen Gay

Marian Shapiro

Marian Shapiro

Jo Braun

Jo Braun

Gerry Lavery

Gerry Lavery

Lynn Chinn

Lynn Chinn

The sky is the limit in creative design AND materials used in mosaics.  It is a wonderful medium that anyone can find enjoyment in.

Glad you stopped by.

God bless,

Karen

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