The making of a mosaic. The artist, Con Kiernan of Waikino New Zealand, is followed through the artistic process photographically in this book. Be sure to preview the dustjacket version when you click on link to view
The large stunning mosaic was commissioned by Maurice and Anne-Marie Cervin for their new home.
The artist says;
Why mosaic art and why
New Zealand flora?…and now history?
I like the “bigness” of the mosaic format it is an ancient art form that has stood the test of time. Some of the world’s significant art sites feature mosaic art. They astonish and uplift people;
they encourage a sense of history creating a
link between one age and another.
I have decided to use Mosaic Art to capture
iconic New Zealand themes, especially native flora, to capture the beauty of our country giving us a greater sense of place. More recently I have been working on historical themes, largely because of the history that permeates Waikino, Waihi and the Karangahake Gorge where I now live. I’m trying to leave a legacy to New Zealanders who come after me.
Con’s gallery at Waikino.
And at work
Interested in mosaic art in New Zealand?
NZ Mosaic Art Inc was established in 2017 to
provide a strong sense of mosaic community
in New Zealand.
Whether you want to commission a mosaic, make a
mosaic or just enjoy looking at what New Zealand
mosaic artists have achieved go to:
Facebook; New Zealand Mosaic Art