Thursday, February 7, 2008

Newest mosaic


This is a picture of the latest mosaic I just completed. It's an Agnus Dei, about 10 inches square. I used a different technique for the gold this time called opus vermiculatum. Literally it means "worm-like work". It is thus called because the tesserae are set in rows following the outline of the image, curving like a worm does. This lends a pleasing natural "flow" to the work as a whole and enhances the central image. So if you notice, the gold tesserae follow the outline of the lamb, flag, and book, all the way to the edge of the piece, instead of being laid in horizontal or vertical rows.

4 comments:

DelGrosso said...

That is beautiful Anthony!!!!!

Teresa said...

It so beautiful!!!! : ) I like it even more than the first one and the lamb is sooo cute!! Great job!

ADAM said...

How about a CSA mosaic?

Aggie said...

Very nice Anthony. It must be so hard for you to decide what to do, after seeing so many inspiring mosaics.