Modern Mosaic Art Using Corks, Nails, and Toothpicks by Saimir Strati: Albania

Saimir Strati is an Albanian artist who is regarded as one of the world's most well-known modern mosaic artists. He has used materials including nails, toothpicks, corks, sea glass, eggshells, compact discs, coffee beans, porcelain and mirror glass among other materials.

2008 - In Progress
On August 8, 2008 the artist began his most recent quest which will see him create the World's largest cork mosaic. This work consists of 300,000 corks over a surface of 13.5 x7m, or 105m2.

2007 - Reinless Spirit
On July 26, 2007, the artist began affixing toothpicks, a total of 1.5 million over a 4x2m surface, to create the image of a horse. The work was dedicated to Antonio Gaudi, and was confirmed on September 4, 2007 as the World's Largest Toothpick Mosaic.

2006 - Leonardo Da Vinci
Using industrial nails, the artist re-created the self portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci using nearly 400 kilos of nails over a 2x4m surface. The record was confirmed in Tirana by Guinness World Records on September 4, 2006, as the World's Largest Nail Mosaic.

Courtesy of Etoday and Most interesting Blog

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Comment by ☺­Onildo♥ A.♣ M.® on January 6, 2009 at 10:42am
eu gosto mosaico muito dificil e trabalho....
Comment by rp {|} // .MrPresident___++ on August 29, 2008 at 6:10pm
people amaze me... we can be so creative...
Comment by PANDA JU on August 29, 2008 at 1:13pm
O C D!

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