Even though I truly admire mosaic artists that work on very small scale mosaics, there's something about large scale mosaics covering entire walls and spaces that fascinates me. It's like with huge jewelry. They make a statement.
Whereas small mosaics or micro-mosaics embellish a space and give a special aura of dicontinuity among other decorative items, the role of giant mosaics is to make a statement. To define a space. Mosaic is what calls the shots. Every other element should follow the rules set by this mosaic work.
I'm particularly impressed with the "links" mosaic here. Perfect for high-tech spaces or anywhere. Strict, formal and chic. Absolutely chic.
Imad Punto Mosaico is a company from Ravenna that creates some very distinctive glistening mosaics that combine mixed media, Murano beads and a slight Aztec dimension to their mosaic style. Don't you see these vases somewhere inside a Lara Croft game or is it just me?
I couldn't resist. We have seen lots of mosaics from Monreale Sicily this last week from D&G's extraordinary Tailored Mosaic Winter 2014 collection that today - still wanting to remain within the theme of mosaics from Italy - I'm sharing this gem of inspiration. How you use this ...it's up to you. I would definitely consider (if I was to make mosaics) creating a mirror using this golden/turquoise pattern as a border. image credit www.viaggiestate.com