A collaboration between Isaiah Zagar and Koko Mosaico.
Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, USA
Mosaic pavement 2005
Winner 2006 Spectrum Award : First prize Commercial
A 28 ft diameter circular pavement mosaic for the entryway of a library. It is made of ceramic porcelain tile, with handset glass smalti lines and highlights. The design is made up of three overlapping images: the looping curves that rotate around the perimeter are from a diagram of wind patterns on the earth’s surface; the central spiral motif is from an astrophysics computer model of spiral arm galaxy formation; the closely spaced lines that fan out around the circumference is a pattern from fluid mechanics (physics). The border is an ancient mosaic motif from the Middle East.
Now if you are interested in learning more about mosaics with ceramic tile, consider doing a course with Stephanie Jurs and Robert Stout of Twin Dolphin Mosaics in Ravenna, Italy in July. Now that’s a great vacation!
A fantastic doll mosaicked by Lori Greene of Greenemosaic
Since it’s the day of release of the new Harry Potter book “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, it seemed appropriate to feature a British mosaicist and a phoenix. Maggy Howarth is a very wellknown pebble mosaicist and her books are probably the books to read on the subject if you are contemplating doing one of these.
These Phoenix Cobbles are part of the Gateshead Riverside Sculpture Park. Revival is also the theme of the mosaic which shows a phoenix rising from the flames, symbolising Gateshead’s regeneration after a period of industrial decline.
The mosaic (2.5 x 4 metres) is composed of pebbles with ceramic and stainless steel additions. Installed in 1994 as part of an improvement scheme for the historic area around the Toll House.