Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'mosaic' (6)

Shimmering Mosaic of Earth Made of 1,238 Jewels



English-Chinese artist Chris Chamberlain took on the ambitious task of creating a large-scale mosaic of Earth made of hundreds of thousands of tiny, twinkling components. The varied shimmering materials include 300,000 hand-cut squares and ambiguous shapes of stained glass; 1,238 jewels totaling 260 carats; over 6,900 internal LED lights; and 80,000 pieces of glass to create the…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Mosaics Made of Sand and Shells



Ukrainian artist Svetlana Ivanchenko uses materials typically found on a beach to produce incredibly captivating mosaics. Inspired by the environments whence they came from, Ivanchenko has produced countless portraits and scenes of exotic women roaming across deserts and oceans. It's hard to believe that all of the images are made entirely of such commonly overlooked…

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Added by Pinar on December 6, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Intricate Button Mosaics of Queens and Crowns



Accessories aren't just for fashion design anymore. UK-based artist Ann Carrington has constructed a number of regal button mosaics as part of her Pearly Queens series. Each textured collage in the collection features an intricately detailed assembly of buttons displaying the profile of English royalty and the embellished design of majestic crowns.

Whether the portraits are made of the…

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Added by Pinar on October 30, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Mosaics Made of Gears, Watches, and Keys

In 1985, artist Laura Harris of Melonhead Gallery was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which forced her to quit her job as a teacher. That same year, she took up the fine art of creating mosaics, focusing on her craft full-time. Since then, the skilled mosaic artist has created some amazing works of art that not only allow Harris to push through her physically…

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Added by Pinar on August 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Incredible MetroCard Collages of New York City

New York City is filled with commuters, so on any given day you're bound to find discarded MetroCards, the people's ticket to public transportation, in the subway and even in the city streets. Most pedestrians wouldn't think twice about these yellow and blue cards that litter the urban setting, but New York-based artist Nina Boesch not only notices them, but she utilizes their…

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Added by Pinar on August 2, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

One Million Coffee Beans Mosaic



Instead of grinding coffee beans for a morning brew, artist Saimir Strati has taken on a massive mosaic project made of approximately one million coffee beans. The piece features five characters who each represent a different continent. The objective is to display a sense of unity across the world.

Strati, who is based in Albania, is known for setting records with his meticulously…

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Added by Pinar on November 28, 2011 at 2:24pm — 3 Comments

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