Have you ever looked through the kaleidoscope? It’s wholly hypnotic and attention-grabbing, a simple childhood recall and a sensory bliss unblemished by adult pursuits. When I first came across Nathalie Vin’s mosaic designs I was utterly unsettled… It was just like looking into a mirror and not noticing my reflection, I dismissed her art work as a means to shock her way into the art world. But guess what? Nowadays it became harder for artists to leave a peculiar, yet outrageous impression in the creative scene. In fact, the art world became more open to creative, bizarre and new concepts. Who would have thought that the blank canvas of Rauschenberg would have gotten so far?
One hundred years ago today, the scientific community observed the knowledge of Earth’s history turning into a progressively less effective guide to the future. Civilization enters a dark edge in the practical perception of our planet.To get more insight into the subject, one must picture himself in his grandchildren’s time, a century hence. Major global warming has occurred, as scientists forecasted. For instance nature’s longstanding, repeatable patterns are no longer so reliable. Cycles that have been fundamentally determined during modern history are today disrupted by extensive changes in temperature and condensation.As Earth’s temperate alleviates, new patterns begin to appear. Initially, they are confusing and hard to spot. Scientists note similarities to Earth’s emergence from the last ice age. These new patterns need many years to reveal themselves fully, even when monitored with contemporary observing systems. Meanwhile, the farmers will struggle to predict new seasonal patterns and regularly plant the wrong crops. Early signs of major drought will go unrecognized, so costly irrigation will be built in the wrong places.
Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous color and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to color.Meet Liz West and have a look at her recent masterpiece in the former St John’s Church building:
Looking for new ways to understand mosaics?
Have you yet explored the enthralling movement in kinetic mosaic artworks?
In visual art, the term kinetic art, derived from the Greek word “kinesis”, refers to works that incorporate an apparent movement. Thus, for instance, it may include mosaic art, defined by its unique aspect of integrating motion into its splendor and purpose. Unlike traditional mosaic art, kinetic mosaics are created by a combination of both, accurate details and natural flaws.
In this article you will discover what kinetic art is really about and how to understand this art movement!
When I looked up the word ‘handicrafts-man’ in the dictionary to find the exact meaning of this word, there were two definitions written; a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft, an artisan & an artist.
For me personally a handicrafts-man is an individual that does what he loves and does it right.
Meet Johnny Clasper, a man coming from Yorkshire (UK) that brings craftsmanship at its best. This artist started as a bricklayer and ended up being a recognized & well-established stonemason. From a young age Clasper used to spend significant time working on his pottery, wood and metal projects. Nowadays the artists finds himself turning to a new page and creating some of the most captivating patios & mosaics by using stones in a free-form motif.
Nermine El-Masry, a mosaicist making the world think differently not only about mosaic art, but also about life inside the womb.
She was born in 1974 in Cairo, Egypt where she still lives and works. This mosaicist and assistant lecturer manifest the epitome of beauty in all its miscellaneous textures. She finds her insight in earthly wonders, female figures, and most recently internal organs. Illustrating with tiles dissimilar layers and patterns, depicting a secrecy of resources inside the womb.
The artist attempts to bring together realistic forms and the abstract style in her compositions.
Where the question remains:
Are these mosaics a visual manifestation of living layers inside the womb?