Mosaic Art – Inspired by a gravestone from Athens

Inspired by a gravestone I once saw on a cemetery in Athens I started researching of how to work on a classic mosaic like this. It became clear that this needed to be done in the tesserae and not with the more ‘modern’ smalti technique. As explained in my last blog this is done by using small pieces of natural …

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Mosaic Art – Building a place to reflect (inspired by headstones on a Greek cemetery)

Our focus is mostly on headstones or gravestones. The other 50% of our time goes in other projects such as the Grotto we construct under a hill. This is an extensive project and needs many months to finish. The centerpiece is a picture of Maria holding a bowl which is a fountain. Her portrait is composed of ca. 8000 pieces of …

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Creating Art – A School Project

Working together with kids is great. It was time to cover up the concrete that sealed the well at school with something beautiful. Having to coordinate this art project we asked every child to come up with a design that embodies / symbolizes water. What it means, how it smells, tastes, feels, sounds and looks. Ceramic tiles, marble and sandblasted (engraved) …

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