Monday, November 9, 2009
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral. Small pieces, normally roughly cubic, of stone or glass of different colors, known as tesserae, (diminutive tessellae), are used to create a pattern or picture.
Every day there is inspiration coming into view for mosaic design. Here in San Diego, there are beautiful sunsets galore that inspire new designs for paintings, mosaics and graphic art. Pictured here is a sunset that inspired the following design for a mosaic arch in a garden retreat. The size is 42 inches wide by 30 inches high. Picture the individual pieces in glass tile of many different sizes.
http://www.arborstudios.com/ for mosaic and landscape designs inspired by San Diego.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I came across Wordle a couple of weeks ago and had lots of fun trying out shapes and colors. It's a word cloud creator where you enter text to create a random design. This is one that I did with the introductory information on my business.
Check out http://www.wordle.net/
Sunday, July 27, 2008
A couple of days ago, I read a wonderful article in the LA Times about artist Robert Irwin and the central gardens that he designed at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. What amazed me was that it was met with controversy because it was done by an artist instead of a garden expert. These gardens are alive with movement and interesting color and texture variations to celebrate nature and his own artistic vision.
Here is the article: