The nature of mosaics

The Nature of Mosaics: A New Theory About What Makes Mosaics Different. I have a new theory about the nature of mosaics. Hold on, stop right there. Don’t flick forward quite so fast. This theory has been bobbing around in the back of my mind for some time and I …

The Pique Assiette House, Chartres

The Pique Assiette House in Chartres, France, was made by Raymond Isidore over a 25-year period starting in the 1930s and evolved into a temple of mosaic creation. The reason I love the Pique Assiette House in Chartres, France, is simple: it’s bonkers. It is a physical manifestation of the …

Mosaics in Chicago: exploring the city

There are plenty of mosaics in Chicago. From ornate mosaic floors in turn-of-the-century municipal buildings, to Marc Chagall’s famous Four Seasons mosaic, subway station platforms, community art projects and Jim Bachor’s iconic pot holes – Chicago is a great city to explore if you want to see the best of …