28. Venus and Mars

2010 marked the first year I began working with mosaics

Venus and Mars, cut marble on terra cotta. 2010

I recently began playing with mosaics as an art medium.  My travels through the Mediterranean have introduced me to some amazing–and very ancient–works of mosaic art.  My first few works have been learning experiences, getting to know the tools, adhesives, the limitations inherent in the medium, and how to work with the natural variations in color & texture of cut stone.

This piece I have entitled Venus and Mars.  It is on “permanent display” in the border between the sidewalk and street in front of my Seattle home.

~ by Delfino on 2011/01/02.

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