On 26 June I wrote about an organization called Mosaic Art Now. Mosaic Art Now is a publication as well as a web presence and my first issue arrived two weeks ago. Wow. Mosaic Art Now is a four-color, 76-page survey of the best and brightest in the world of contemporary, fine mosaics. It's sitting on my coffee table, but it never stays there for long. I find myself picking it up and reading through it whenever I need a break of a lift.
Mosaic Art Now is edited by Bill Buckingham, Nancie Mills Pipgras and Michael Welch; three people with a passion for the subject that's as palpable as it is contagious. The publication is heavy on photography, gloriously reproduced photography. In fact the bulk of the pages are given to a gallery of fine art mosaics. In it, there are more than 30 pages of unbridled mosaic love. Add to that gallery a good mix of artist profiles and a really thorough mosaic marketplace and the result is a great resource and a welcome addition to my collection art books.
Mosaic Art Now, the publication, is available through their website for $12.95. If you're a fan of this at once ancient and modern art form, order a copy.
Here are some highlights form the gallery. Follow the individual links back to the artists' websites and support these artists!
Truth and Beauty Series #2 by Rachel Sanger, Rachel Sanger Mosaics
Night Shirt by Julie Richey, Julie Richey Mosaics
The Phoenix by Grace Bowers, Amazing Grace Mosaics
Dreamer by Carole Choucair Oueijan, Carole Choucair Oueijan Original Mosaics and Oils
Leonardo by Laura Rendlen, Laura Rendlen Fine Mosaics