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More than a thousand Civil War era photos make this mosaic of Abraham Lincoln.
Russian mosaic icon of Our Lady “of the Sign” ( Oranta type ) with the Christ-child, Emmanuel, who is depicted in mandorla - a circle of light .
Contour Mosaic by Michael Trott. Part of the Wolfram Research Mathematica Gallery Collection.
Portugal, Porto. Mosaic on side of Santo Ildefonso Church. | Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont.com
Roman's The Alexander Mosaic, detail depicting Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) at the Battle of Issus against Darius III (399-330 BC) in 333 BC (mosaic) (detail of 154003) located at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy. The The Alexander Mosaic, detail depicting Alexander the Great...
Pasciullo is a graphic designer with a degree from Cumberland County College. She is a member of the Ocean City Fine Arts League. Class size is limited. Registration and a valid library card are needed to attend. A $15 non-refundable materials fee will be due upon registration. For more information, call 609-463-6386 or visit www. cmclibrary. Source: www.shorenewstoday.com
William Shatner’s portrait of Leonard Nimoy composed of a mosaic of selfies taken by fans is … actually quite good. As a piece of pop art in the tradition of Andy Warhol’s celebrity portraits, it is touching and vivid. It is a moving homage to Spock and his relationship with his fans. Shatner asked his Twitter followers to send him selfies in which they gave the Vulcan salute, the famous greeting associated with Leonard Nimoy’s pointy-eared alien character in Star Trek. He did not say what it was for. The images have all been put together in a huge mosaic to create a picture of Nimoy himself, as Spock, making the Vulcan salute. The neatness of the idea makes for a surprisingly good piece of celebrity art. The big pixellated image of Spock looks a bit like a Chuck Close portrait – and the detailed texture of hundreds of saluting fans makes it all the more meaningful. Star Trek, as is very well known, has particularly passionate fans. It has created a cultural world around itself since it first aired in the 1960s. Star Trek satires tend to portray the actors as being oppressed by their fans. The film Galaxy Quest imagined a thinly disguised Shatner and co being kidnapped by friendly aliens who thought their adventures in space were real. The always-inventive animated series Futurama featured the voices of the original Star Trek cast themselves in an episode that sees them captured by an obnoxious intergalactic fan. Star Trek, in other words, is a byword for mass fandom of a geeky, obsessive kind that will not leave actors alone, but forces them to carry the burden of characters they played in the 60s for the rest of their lives. Leonard Nimoy railed against this. He called his autobiography I Am Not Spock. So perhaps he would not have been 100% happy with this selfie portrait. But then again, people really do feel deeply about Spock. “It was a hell of a thing when Spock died”, said George Costanza in Seinfeld – while he was visiting his girlfriend’s grave. It was a hell of a thing when Spock died, and when Leonard Nimoy died as well. Captain Kirk/William Shatner has paid a fine tribute, not so much to the man, as to the love of fans that keeps their heroes alive. “He’s not really dead, as long as we remember him. ” – DeForest Kelly as Dr McCoy, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Source: www.theguardian.com
Dohna’s tiled walls will cover 360 square feet of space on the new esplanade plaza planned to meander down the hill toward the waterfront. One wall will be a mosaic depicting fruits and vegetables, another will feature flowers and birds, and a third wall will swim with fantastical, colorful fish inscribed with donors’ names. The MarketFront project began in May, and Dohna hopes to finish up her tiled walls in spring, or maybe summer, 2016. The fish are a new motif for Dohna. “I’m using the shapes of real fish, but the patterns are very Dr. Seuss,” she says. All those shades of Persian blue inspire Dohna’s color schemes. “I love how the glazes reflect light so the colors pop on a gray day,” says Dohna. At the moment, she’s favoring certain shades of slightly transparent green she loves to mix with a dark red she describes as “luscious, kind of pomegranate-colored. Is it the bits-and-pieces feel of mosaics that creates such affinity when paired with plants. That allows Dohna’s pieces to slip so harmoniously into garden settings. All the shapes and colors in her work come directly from nature, whether she’s making a birdhouse or a diamondback rattler pathway in her back garden. Perhaps best of all for maintenance-challenged gardeners (and who isn’t. ), her mosaic pieces provide vibrant, year-round focal points that require no weeding or watering. “It doesn’t take much to keep them clean,” says Dohna. She recommends washing the mosaics with a scrub brush and water, maybe a little biodegradable soap, every year or so. For Dohna, it’s all about how her work interacts with nature. “I love seeing birds perching, singing on my mosaic birds. And I’m fascinated watching bees and birds sipping from birdbaths, and splashing in the water. I can attest to this. Years ago, Dohna made me a couple of tiled pavers. One had a bumblebee on it, and when my son helped me install it on a cold February morning, a sleepy bumblebee buzzed around us. It was the first bee I’d seen since the previous autumn. That tile, powerful enough to draw forth a slumbering bumblebee, remains one of my favorite things in the garden. Which pieces are Dohna’s favorites. Source: www.seattletimes.com
SEA ISLE CITY – The Cape May County Library will hold a program called “Mosaics by Michele: Create a Mosaic Night Light” presented by Michelle Pasciullo at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24 at the Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Avenue. Complete a colorful
William Shatner's portrait of Leonard Nimoy composed of a mosaic of selfies taken by fans is … actually quite good. As a piece of pop art in the tradition of Andy Warhol's celebrity portraits, it is touching and vivid. It is a moving homage to Spock
Anna Meyrick's approach to art is not unlike her teaching process — she finds fragmented pieces of beauty and puts them together to create something whole. She does it in her elaborate mosaics, and she does it through teaching at-risk children and
MOSAIC ARTIST Clare Dohna has come full circle. Urged by her sister, she moved from New York City to Seattle in 1984 to sell her handmade jewelry at Pike Place Market. For 19 years, Dohna sold pins cast from old buttons at the Market's day stalls.
Shanda Landes, left, stands with Karen Reede in front of a mosaic at Avera Cancer Institute in Marshall. Landes used Reede's watercolor painting to create the mosaic as a way of honoring her mother, and other cancer patients and other people who died
Jede Kunst ist eine in sich abgeschlossene Sache. Jede Kunst ist selbständiges Leben. Sie ist eine besondere, sich selbst genügende Welt. -Wassily Kandinsky-