My latest mosaic art

My latest mosaic piece is for a forthcoming exhibition organised by the British Mosaic Association, that will run through March 2012 at The View Tube, which oversees the Olympic Park (oh yes, the Olympics are coming to town..!).

The brief was to create a mosaic on a theme of flowers, using an element of recycling. Those of you who have followed this blog for a while will know that that is just a teensy bit up my street! So, out came the reclaimed slate roof tiles  (love the worn look of these, which have been on a London roof for over 100 years, no less) and my pot of home made tesserae recycled from disused halogen bulbs (see here for how to do this).

Here’s a little zoom into the piece for you…

Its been hanging in our house for over a month and during Christmas we had lots of visitors…I have really enjoyed watching people’s reaction. There’s been a lot of “Ooooooh…I really like that!” kind of comments, and people stopping for quite a while, looking, taking it in.

I love the tone of this piece and the huge contrast between the matt and the shimmer of the glass …. and of course that cheeky little bee coming from nowhere (any guesses what he is?).

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  1. Mousy Brown says:

    Can I add my “Oh I love that!” comment too please? I really love the contrast between the slate and the glass and how clever you are to reuse what would usually end up thrown away…totally inspiring! Thank you too for your New Year’s sorry it has taken me this long to reply…the usual combination of children, work and sickness has overtaken me a bit….so here is a heartfelt but very late Happy New Year to you too 😀

  2. Rebecca says:

    Seriously, I love this. Awesome. Wonderful. Love it love it.

  3. Jude says:

    I really like it too – it’s a bit different for a mosaic, and I love the contrasting textures and subdued tones. Must check out how to recycle those halogen bulbs – preferably without cutting myself to ribbons, which is my usual trick whenever I attempt to work with glass!

  4. Ali says:

    Stunning Concetta!

  5. Rachel says:

    took my breath away, beautiful!
    (Was looking to see if you had used grout at all? Did the flowers and the bee stick on top of the slate?) I completely forgot about this BAMM show, looking forward to seeing it though close up…x

  6. Kate says:

    LOVE this Concetta, what a great idea!

  7. AG Ambroult says:

    oh my gosh that’s amazing and gorgeous and brilliant and beautiful. And really super cool that it’ll be up for all to see at the olympics!
    You really have a creative genious’ eye for things. I LOVE the play of the sparkly glass flowers and the bling-y bug against those old roof tiles. nice!

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