Over the years, I have made small independent studies to gain knowledge on the subject of art history and mosaics. As I find mosaics a challenge in the era of contemporary, I can not help, but to look into the past about visual clues and perceptions. In some instances, modern mosaics imitates so much of the past, I get more convinced that my place becomes about today.
Ancient mosaics depicts movement, triggers a sense of tactility and activates participation of the viewer; same with modern color, materials and design. Integrated with art on the basis design and of abstract relationships, contemporary connects with its past and offers new insights into each other.
During this journey, a stone, a piece of clay roof tile or a cut glass made out of century old formula enfolds a sense of belonging. I find the joy in the total absorption of the moment by placing each piece in such a way that the line defines what is and what is not there.