1. Particulate Matter: The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object...
    Here, elemental and intimate details from original mosaic works observed
    during the Society for American Mosaic Artists 2013 Conference
    held in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington.
    Photos by Lillian Sizemore

    Music: Night Owl by Broke For Free (http://brokeforfree.com/)

    all artworks shown remain the copyright of the artists

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  2. Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai: the conservation of the mosaic of the Transfiguration.

    The mosaic of the Transfiguration in the basilica of the Monastery of St. Catherine's in Sinai was
    done in the 6th century at the behest of the emperor Justinian. It has a rich chromatic range of
    glass paste, glass, gold and silver tesserae and tesserae in stone and it is a jewel of early Byzantine
    art. Over the centuries, it has suffered extensive damage due to earthquakes and intense visitation
    by pilgrims from all corners of the world. Some of the signs of deterioration were detachment
    of the preparatory layer from the wall, bulges in the mosaic surface, and lacunae (gaps) in
    the tesselatum. The area of Christ was so badly decayed that the mosaic was close to collapse, as
    an article of Kurt Weizman on the National Geographic reported in 1964. These problems led the
    monastic community to undertake a delicate program of consolidating and conserving the mosaic,
    and the CCA, Center for Archaeological Conservation, Rome, was asked to do the restoration. 
    actual work began in 2005, thanks to financing from the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa
    al Thani, following a project plan the CCA developed in 2001 for the Getty Conservation Institute
    (GCI). The mosaic will be open to the public during Spring 2011.

    More information: ccaroma.org

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  3. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian joins ArtAsiaPacific for an afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where her recent work, Flight of the Dolphin (2010), was recently added to the permanent collection. While viewing this beautiful mirrored mosaic, Farmanfarmain recalls her personal history and reflects upon her use of geometric form and relationship to traditional Iranian craft.

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  4. "Don't try to fix it. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. And they are the law of the land. No matter what.

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  5. this mosaic has been installed last week in the woods near Ruhpolding, Germany and is part of a way of the Cross through the exceptional beautiful countryside, the foothills of the Alps in Bavaria. It is a circle of 4 m, the original painting is from an artist called Andreas Schwarzkopf who lived and worked in this area. It is the first way of the Cross in Germany that includes a resurrection scene and the first (to our knowledge) portrayal of Jesus on the floor.
    the mosaic was made in indirect technique in 600 hours in our studio in france. the installation of the 104 pieces in a fresh 4cm thick mortar bed took one biiiig day for the six of us. the material is mainly smalti only the blue background is stoneware.
    it is a comissioned piece by the municipality of Ruhpolding.
    MOSAÏZM is a celebration of mosaic. We are a collective of eight international mosaic-artists
    from different cultural backgrounds, but who all graduated from Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli
    in Spilimbergo (Italy) between 2001 and 2006.
    It is mutual inspiration, confrontation, motivation and friendship that form our basis.
    We are part of a new generation of mosaicists that believe in the future of craft.
    We respect tradition yet strive to innovate. We want to challenge and confront the normal,
    the accepted and the expected. We want mosaic to travel, grow and be an art form in itself
    as well as an applied art. We work in architecture, restoration, design, on commissions
    and on self-initiated projects. http://www.mosaizm.com

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