What could be more beautiful for a mosaicista in the summer than working on a mosaic made of blues and greens that form a foaming sea and wild waves with beautiful white spray?
I am helping Emilie Baudrais again, in her studio Babylon Mosaic, this time with her commission of 12 mosaics for a church in Sardinia. My first theme from the Old Testament: Moses, who splits the sea, to bring the Israelites out of the hands of the Egyptians.
All the designs for the mosaics were made by Emilie. As they are floor mosaics but we are working in direct technique, it requires high precision. We cut the pre-divided cubes and place them so that we form a flat surface that doesn’t have to be ground afterwards.
I love to work on this mosaic. But after all the hours in the studio I also longed for jumping into real waves. So I spent some days on the Atlantic, which is about an hour from here.
It was so great to wash my skin from all the cement and dust from the last months and gather some energy for the next projects to come.