I dig levels in mosaic. The pieces of many heights catch the light and enliven the surface, and I love that. I also dig them literally, since grouting buries the lower pieces and I go on an archaeological dig to find them. People are often surprised by the levels, and intrigued. Once a young woman came into my booth at a craft show, accompanied by a friend who guided her by the elbow. She had a patch over her one eye. She spent a moment investigating the surface of a mosaic with her fingers, and I was all the more glad that there were levels for her to enjoy.
Oh wow. Those are fantastic! I’m doing a couple of blog posts about art for the blind in early May. You’ve just inspired me to mention mosaics — may I link to this page in that post?
I’m looking forward to reading your posts on art for the blind!
I absolutely adore the first one and the others are also stunning. Different levels in a mosaic aren’t something I’ve really thought of before. You’ve given me something to ponder, particularly how I could apply different levels in my paper mosaics.
Thanks for the thought 😀
That sounds quite intriguing to incorporate levels into paper mosaics!
Margaret, your layered mosaics are stunning — particularly your blue rainbow and sunflower. I’m not an artist, but I certainly enjoy beautiful work. Sculptures are a favorite of mine. Glad I visited your site.
Thank you for the kind words Patricia, and welcome!
Your art helped her to see with her hands and imagine in her mind’s eye. What a beautiful thing to witness.