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Commemorative Mosaics

Commemorating the loss of a loved one is a highly personal task. Bringing together the special memories, strong feelings, and many nuances of their effect on the world is like assembling a mosaic.

We’ve talked about the connection between mosaic art and literature in the past – our blog on the Top 10 Mosaic Quotes of All Time shared some amazing lines from poets and authors – such as this one from poet Anita Krizzan:

“WE ARE MOSAICS. PIECES OF LIGHT, LOVE, HISTORY, STARS… GLUED TOGETHER WITH MAGIC AND MUSIC AND WORDS.”

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We recently learned of a modern musician: Shelley E. Johnson, who also sings about the theme of Grace and its beautiful resemblance to mosaic art. Her song, called Mosaic of Grace, has been an inspiration and comfort to many who are experiencing loss.

Mosaic of Grace

Just a pile of broken glass

Pieces of a painful past

Shattered by the storms of life

This is all that’s left inside

He can take the fallen pieces

And lay them in the perfect place

When His work is finally finished

You will be a mosaic of grace

In your pain you may not see

The beauty of the masterpiece

But there’s a greater work of art

Than what each piece alone imparts

He can take the fallen pieces

And lay them in the perfect place

When His work is finally finished

You will be a mosaic of grace

Hallelujah, Hallelu

To the God who makes all things new

Hallelujah, Hallelu

Allelu

He will take the fallen pieces

And lay them in the perfect place

When His work is finally finished

You are a mosaic of grace

“So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories.”

– John Williams
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Image Source: Mozaico

Mozaico is always honored to work with clients searching for just the right commemorative piece. Our team works directly with the customer and creates handmade mosaic art designs that evoke both the memory of the loved one, and the marvelous tapestry of God’s design.

Millions of moments create a life well-lived and loved, just as innumerable mosaic tiles come together to form a beautiful piece of art. Each customized mosaic art piece not only represents the person we remember – but also reminds us of their part in our creation.

“Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.”

-Mattie Stepanek
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Mozaico’s artists create pieces that are durable and that have a lifetime guarantee. Each mosaic design is crafted with the same kind of care that makes our mosaic art suitable for not only personal use but also in churches and other places of worship.

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Remembering a loved one can be made beautiful by recreating favorite photos. Our artists can bring your treasured images to life in mosaic tiles.

Other options can include a meaningful quote or a custom monogram. We work with every client to create a composition that includes all the pieces, creating a beautiful whole.

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“Since it is not granted to us to live long, let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.”

–  E. Joseph Cossman

“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.”

-Bob Marley

Remembering a beloved public figure is also easy with our mosaic artworks. The demand for these pieces has spurred us to create a wide range of portraits, honoring those who influenced others in so many ways.

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As mosaic art is suitable for many different surfaces, both interior and exterior, you can continue to admire your icon or inspiration in any room or location!

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Image by: Mozaico
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“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

-Anatole France

In addition to our other memorial works, we are often asked to produce a custom piece of mosaic art to honor a beloved pet. Working with photos or images supplied by our clients, we are able to fulfill their vision and bring out the beauty and personality of every special furry family member. Using tile as a medium brings a quality of texture and movement to every portrait.

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“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.”

-Emily Dickinson
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“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”

-Albert Schweitzer

Marking a significant event in your life can be a key part of healing and growing. Overcoming addiction, surviving a divorce, or surviving a difficult passage or change are also events to commemorate.

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”

-Dolly Parton

The hidden bit of wisdom in each mosaic is a profound reminder: That we should always step back and focus on the whole mosaic, rather than a single piece. God is always hiding something new and wonderful for every person.

If we can help you remember a loved one with a piece of customized mosaic art, please contact us. We would be honored to assist you in creating new memories, as you honor the past.

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