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Prairie Diptych Mosaic, 4 ft x 2 ft

River and Prairie Mosaics

Artist Janet Flom used some of our vitreous tile in some pubic space mosaics in 2016-17 that are photorealistic and well-executed, and I wanted to show them off as inspiration. The subjects of the mosaics are prairie wildflower patches and landscapes of the upper Mississippi River.

Andamento

I say Janet’s mosaics are well-executed because the tiles are arranged in lines that correspond to the shape being rendered instead of being placed in a grid where each tile is nothing more than a pixel.

I greatly prefer mosaics that have this added element of visual interest and think it is worth the extra effort.

Using an andamento that follows the shapes being rendered also allows you to capture smaller details with larger pieces.

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