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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mosaic Chicks - Back-up Sound Artists.

Today I'd like to introduce my Mosaic Chicks...

You may not have heard about them, but you very likely heard them, they are my back-up sound assistants. They live behind my Alabama Studio... 

DrumRoll introduction to the MosaicBlues Chicks Video

Here come the amazing ...


You heard them in the background of many videos, they live in 3 pens behind the studio, further back a wide open field planted with mulberry trees extends to a small creek.

Every day, I open one of the pens so the mighty chicks can go forage for bugs and seeds, they do a pretty good job at cleaning up everything.

I was raised in a French village close to the coast. There were cows in the pasture across the road, and vegetable gardens behind ! We all raised chickens and rabbits for the eggs and meat. I can't bring myself to kill an animal anymore, but I sure enjoy the eggs !

As for my Mosaic Work, I plan to grout 3 opus Pixellatum pieces this coming week end (2 Carolas and a Cheetah Cub), and am presently working on my Carola Quinta, an experiment in Mosaic Transparency... I'll tell you later about that ! 

first layer of tiles of an experimental mosaic portrait of a beautiful woman's eyes. Trying to convey transparency with mosaic.
Carola Quinta, first layer laid.

I am a French mosaicist.
In 1992 I made Alabama his home.
  My Art is about inspiring People.

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by phone at (334) 798 1639 or by email at 
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Cheetah Cub - An experiment in Mosaic Art

Yesterday I unveiled my first colored designed Opus Pixellatum Mosaic. 

For the past 18 month, I have been creating patterns for my mosaics and other people's mosaics from a 7 tones grayscale palette.

mosaic art portrait of a female Yezidi fighting back ISIS to liberate their land from the barbaric ISIS who enslaved her sisters.
Mosaic portrait of a Yezidi female fighter.

I have also been researching a way to create patterns from wider palettes.

original picture of cheetah cub model for experimental opus pixellatum mosaic
Original picture of the Cheetah Cub

Cheetah Cub is my first experiment of this type. I designed the model based on the 64 colors of Mosaic Art Supply recycled glass Elementile line.

The Artist and the Mosaic just revealed in Headland, Alabama.
TA DA ! Cheetah Mosaic just revealed.

Although I still need to cleanup the glue, grout and frame the piece - I will keep posting on this process for I now have a secret weapon to clean up this pesky glue ! - I wanted to give you a peak at the beauty of this dramatic technique.

In this short video I am sharing the moment I flip the mosaic built upside down in reverse method how I spray it to reveal the brightness of the tiles. 

Would you like to create your own mosaic from one of your pictures ? 

I will create the model for you, with a list of references and quantities of tiles 
you'll need to build it.

You can contact me by email at 
or by phone at (334) 798 1639.

I am a French mosaic artist established in Alabama. In 2015 I created a new dramatic mosaic technique. 
I named it Opus Pixellatum.
I am now sharing it with
fellow mosaicists.

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