Another Delightful Form Of Art

Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am Colleen Fielding, a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road  or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc.  l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years,you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer:  The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.

A long long time ago, before any of us were even thought of Mosaic was created. When they were first made, small pebbles, broken pottery, shells, Jade, glass, and anything else to make a pattern would be used making the most beautiful artwork. Using a base of Mortar or Plaster placing the pieces close together with few gaps, then filled with grouting to help seal the Mosaics and helping to make them waterproof. Sometimes a double layer of Mortar would be placed on the artwork to give it an extra seal. It would then be cleaned and polished.

In ancient times before writings were recorded Mosaics would be used to tell the stories. They were used on walls, ceilings, floors,  Roman Baths, Vases, etc. Sometimes portraits of the deceased were made for the wall out of Mosaics. Which often were hung in Roman Bath houses.

Like Pottery items, Mosaics are usually still found in places like tombs and other spots as looters find them not to have any value so they are left behind. This works well for archeologists, and other historians finding things from so long ago.

In some cultures Mosaics would be used in every part of the house, believing those that had the most Mosaic would be the richest. Mosaic work has once again become very popular, with so many artists using this form of artwork to beautify our homes.

My friend made the Mosaic artwork shown here today. It is quite pretty, and it makes me smile whenever I look at it.

I think I would like to take up this delightful form of artwork and see what kind of creations I can make myself.

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