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