Cy Twombly in Rome | "Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly, Jr. (April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) was an American artist well known for his large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic-style graffiti paintings, on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors. He exhibited his paintings worldwide. Twombly used the nickname "Cy", after his father (also nicknamed Cy, who was briefly a pitcher in Major League Baseball) and the star baseball pitcher Cy Young."
Cy Twombly in Rome
"Cascade Canyon", stained glass mosaic, 24" x 48",2013 by Kasia Polkowska Visit Kasia Mosaics on Facebook to see more work and lots of process shots: www.facebook.com/...
Rainbow Mandala Mosaic by Margaret Almon
The Toynbee tiles (also called Toynbee plaques) are messages of unknown origin found embedded in asphalt of streets in about two dozen major cities in the United States and four South American capitals. Since the 1980s, several hundred tiles have been discovered. They are generally about the size of an American license plate (roughly 30 cm by 15 cm), but sometimes considerably larger.
Toynbee tiles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Instructable on how to cut glass bottles into curved tiles
Miss Anita Cocktail, portrait mosaic by Michael Kruzich
Frida Kahlo by Phoenix-based artist Emily Costello. Made from pieces of aluminum cans. It currently hangs in the Halperin & Lake Collection
Tile depicting a gryphon, 12th century, La Cattedrale di Bitonto
Mosaic located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
St. Ambrose of Milan ~ There is a legend that as an infant, a swarm of bees settled on his face while he lay in his cradle, leaving behind a drop of honey. His father considered this a sign of his future eloquence and honeyed tongue. For this reason, bees and beehives often appear in the saint's symbology.
(ca. 339 - 397) Ambrose, archbishop of Milan, wrote, "Love hospitality, whereby holy Abraham found favor, and received Christ as his guest.... You too can receive Angels if you offer hospitality to strangers." (quoted by Bass, loc. 884) AmbroseOfMilan.jpg