Friday, May 15, 2009

Kaleidoscope from Appomattox Tile Art

Creating new designs in an art form that has been around for thousands of years is a enlightening process. The history of mosaics runs all the way back to the ancient Sumerians, who inhabited South Mesopotamia in the 5th to 3rd millennium BC, which is now modern Iraq. Evolving from the simple use of different colored pebbles by the Sumerians, to the Greeks and Romans, to famous Renaissance mosaics, mosaics are one of history's most common and complex art forms. But enough of a history lesson, Appomattox Tile Art makes a living by creating new and fresh mosaic designs that draw on past successes and pave a new way to the future. I love the combination of natural colors used in this design. The overlapping circles are a treat for the eyes and really make this design unique. Check out the Appomattox website for more great designs!

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