When I first planned a Mosaic Madness festival, creations crafted from “hard” mediums, such as ceramics, tile, and glass were what I had in mind. But somewhere along the way, all that changed.
I realized there were artists out there working with paper, fabrics, and even food items to create mosaic-like designs. Quilters and scrappers are mosaic makers, too!
In my post about Steve Coenen, I challenged you to guess what Steve used to create the mosaic on his bathroom doors. You won’t believe it…. He used seed packets!
When confined to bed due to a near fatal accident, he realized cutting tiles and breaking up ceramics was impossible. Not one to stop designing, he noticed some seed packets lying around and started snipping.For several months, a local nursery and a worldwide network of friends kept him supplied with seed packs for his pictorial and abstract mosaics. When Steve was well enough to walk around, he created the doors.
Tera Leigh also uses paper in unusual ways. Her designs mimic traditional mosaics. To learn more go to Tera's website.
Photo credits: Seed mosaic in the making by Dan Mayers, turtle from www.marblemosaics.com