The curious mosaics of San Giovanni Evangelista, Ravenna.

Ancient mosaics can sometimes get a bit stuck up themselves. There is a propensity for them to become the marble and smalti equivalent of those interbred bantam hen varieties with flamboyant mop heads and fancy moon boot feathering  – they were made to be looked at and marveled over but …

Washington panel mosaic

This panel, which is  more than two metres long, was made in sections on mesh which could then to cut, stacked and easily transported. A description of the process can be found here: https://helenmilesmosaics.org/mosaic-tutorials/larger-mosaics-on-mesh/. The client’s only initial requirement was that it should feature a version of the 3,500 year old …

Wedding mosaic _ 2

This wedding mosaic for CH and RZ was made using a very limited palette of dark grey, cream and red stones. The intention was to focus the attention less on the simple tree design and more on the movement and energy in the background tesserae. The mosaic was grouted in two …