Tempered glass aka safety glass. You know the stuff. The glass you get from broken windscreens that you sometimes find in carparks or the side of the road.
Well, some people use it with spectactular effect in their mosaics.
Meet Ellen Blakeley. She is a pioneer in the field of using safety glass.
This 2005 sculpture was Ellen’s contribution to the Santa Rosa/Schultze family celebration of the 55th anniversay of the Peanuts comic strip.
Here are some more examples of her work from her website:
There are some really interesting things under the safety glass in Blakeley’s work.
Find out how it is done in the FAQ on her website.