Mosaic is the art of connecting broken pieces to form a new design. I use mosiacs to connect with the countries I live in, practicing and teaching the art to those around me to connect with people and enable others to connect with eachother.
US mosaics
US mosaics

Labyrinth by Kate Kerrigan

This mosaic shows very well how mosaic is a medium between sculpture and painting. Here its more sculpture because the artist worked with just one color -white – using different heights to make certain lines more visible.I also admire her use of the classical technique – using merely square and trapezoids to show the flow of the paths in this labyrinth mosaic.

Caught by Joanne Dashel, 2020

Today’s choice of mosaic from the MAI exhibition goes to the mosaic “caught” from Joanne Dashel.

I am impressed with her use of andamento to make the movement of the fish Schwarm visible. It is a distinctive feature of mosaic that one can use the direction of how to place the material plus the lines that are forming in between the mosaic pieces to give the section of an image a strong movement. She has chosen this motive in fascination of the sardines moving and mastered it excellent to depict this movement.

I also like the use of the spaces in between the mosaic pieces to draw the fishing net. Using these spaces for making the design has always been intriguing for me in mosaic. Really well done here.

The great train mosaic by Stevo Sadvary

I chose this mosaic today because it is masterfully embedded into its surroundings. Stevo uses the underlying material -a concrete wall – to develop elements – here trees – as features of the design. As the mural is located in a bush like area, this is an amazing idea to literary plant the mosaic into its environment.

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