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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Green Eyes

Here is my last creation - Green eyes is a portrait - limited to the eyes - inspired by a photograph of a Tuareg Lady seen in a French Magazine of years ago. 

There is lots of mystic about Tuaregs. At the beginning of the 20th century 2 authors came up with very similar novels "SHE" by Ridder Hagard - and "L'Atlantide"  by Pierre Benoit. involving mysterious and powerful African princesses closely related to the Tuareg people. Carl Jung considered that these heroins were incarnation of the feminine archetype he described as the Anima.

There has also been lots of controversy about the possibility that Tuareg people could have light colored eyes. I am not sure about that, but I liked that picture, so, here we are, another portrait.   Green eyes measures 13 x 26 inches, it is made out of travertine, black granite, ceramics, porcelains and various irridized glasses and mirrors. I hope you enjoy it. 

If you are interested, this piece is for sale, as well as most of the ones on my website Mosaicblues. You can contact me contact by e-mail or by phone at (334) 798 1639

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Italian Bathroom - II

The bathroom cabinet over the sink. This is a mosaic made of glass and tainted mirrors, I had never used these materials to this extent before, and I must say I enjoyed this experience. 

Another interesting aspect of this project is that I used the direct method for the first time. in the past, I have always used the inverted method, because i was generally using materials of various thickness. With the kind of glass and mirrors I used here, it was not necessary.

Detail of the mosaic on the cabinet door

 As I am now writing (June 2011) I just started my first big piece with the direct method. A different - and interesting experience... 

It's a surprise and  should be competed by the end of July...


Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Peacock

Actually I have been working on this one all winter, and had not progressed for lack of time...

I designed "Peacock" at the same time I did  "Rising Sun"

It was inspired by the cover of a book in the Art Deco Style

Peacock is made of Terracotta, with colored glasses, mostly irridized, brought back from France 2 years ago.

18 x 25", Wood frame

LIO - Portrait from Watecolor

Well, this is the last creation: A portrait of Lio a Portuguese Actress and Singer, very popular in France in the 80's.

This piece is made of travertines, granites and iridized glasses (brought back from France last year).

The original for this mosaic is a watercolor portrait by HUGO PRATT.

I am currently working on more portraits from pictures, Black and White, and Sepia. I take orders. It takes about 2 month to realize a portrait from the time you submit a picture to the delivery. A mosaic portrait is a really unusual and beautiful gift for a special person...