The many facets of one mosaic…

Mosaic Art Concetta Perot London

It has Swarovski crystals in it (five of them) but those are not the only facets in this piece. Having lived with this piece of mosaic art (complete) for 4 days (and just waved it goodbye as it goes off to the BAMM mUsaic exhibition), I have been amazed at the many facets to this piece – it just changes so much through the day as the light in the room changes.

Mosaic Art Concetta Perot London

Mosaic Art Concetta Perot London

Mosaic Art Concetta Perot London

Mosaic Art Concetta Perot London

One of the reasons for this is not just that the piece is made of irridescent tiles, but that I went so far as to sort each sheet of colour into the subtle different colours within it (I discovered there were some tiles with more blue / green / gold in them). These differences are loud in a certain light and ever so sultry in another.  It is one of the things I love about the mosaic medium of art making – the reflectivity and luminescence is like no other art form.

As promised, here’s the photos of the process of making this piece (over 50 hours work).

Mosaic Art Concetta Perot London

A little bit of bottom reshaping..!

The scary bit when all your hard work is slathered in black goo (grout).

The finished piece!

10 Responses to “The many facets of one mosaic…”

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  1. JOB says:

    Looking forward to seeing this “in the flesh” when we hang it next Friday. Lovely step by step pics. Thanks for sharing. Great work!

  2. Concetta says:

    Thanks John 😉

  3. Naomi says:

    How wonderful to get to see the evolution of one of your works!
    Thank you so much for sharing it!!

  4. I read the is the other day and didn’t get to comment but I have to say I love this piece. It is so cool how it changes according to the light. You make mosaic work look so appealing to try. Thanks for sharing your process. xoxo

  5. Julie says:

    Beautiful!!! I am just starting to play with mosaics. I hope that I can make something this beautiful some day. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Charlotte Riaz says:

    This is AMAZING not surprised it was mosaic of the week should be mosaic of the year and some.

  7. AG Ambroult says:

    I love seeing this piece in progress! And yes, I gasped at the picture of it slathered in grout. So very scary to me.
    It’s such a beautiful piece — subtle in some light, bold in other light. You must be so proud of this.

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