Ok, I’m gonna talk about mosaic art. And I’m not gonna talk about Mosaic law. So, you don’t have to be nervous that I’m gonna somehow tie these two subjects together.
But first, what is mosaic art?
Well, most art sources will tell you something like: “Mosaic art is the decoration of a surface with small pieces of material called tesserae. Material is typically stone, glass, or ceramic. But various other materials can be used.”
So, there you have it.
And I like to say it’s almost like tie dye. Because it can sort of look like a tie dye t-shirt. Except, mosaic art usually has more form and identifiable design. And tie dye can look more abstract.
But the reason I brought it up is because of a picture a friend shared on social media. It’s a photograph that, because of the way it’s framed and focused, looks like part photo and part painting. And the scene is a walking trail weaving its way through a forest in Autumn.
My friend called the picture “Autumn Mosaic.” And the more I looked at the leaves, from burnt umber to Dogwood purple to Beech tan to Aspen gold, the more the mosaic idea made sense. Then, I thought about how those colors swirled into the four seasons. And it occurred to me that the four seasons sort of blend into Autumn like mosaic art.
Autumn’s my favorite season. So, I formed some phrases. And I added them to the picture. And here’s the result.
Winter is an etching, Alabaster and blue.
Spring’s a watercolor
Swirled in every new hue.
Summer’s an oil painting, A sunshine waterfall,
And Autumn’s a mosaic of them all.
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