About Tesserae Mosaics

About Me

'Beauty, which is what is meant by art, using the word in its widest sense, is, I contend, no more accident to human life, which people can take or leave as they choose, but a positive necessity of life.'
William Morris - The Beauty of Life - (1880)

My interest in mosaics, linked to a life-long interest in the study of history, was inspired by a visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace in 1987. Here the largest collection of ancient mosaics in the UK can be enjoyed in situ. I was fascinated by how the striking images were created by tiny pieces and how they did change from different viewpoints.

Detail of dolphin mosaic - Fishbourne Roman Palace
Detail of a dolphin mosaic at Fishbourne.

The organic nature of mosaic art appeals to me strongly - how light and variation of colour in individual tesserae can give a piece infinite variety and interest. With a myriad of carefully placed tiles, a mosaic is a constant source of enjoyment, ever changing as tesserae interact with light and each other.

My designs are often influenced by nature, flora in particular, and I have developed an individual approach towards recreating the natural world. I am influenced by designers such as William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh who showed a great appreciation of nature in their stylized designs. I see mosaic art as an ideal way to reflect the intricate patterns that are found in nature.

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