|This Roman Mosaic (below- right close up detail) from the City
of Thysdrus, Tunisia (modern day El Djem). This Nilotic mosaic shows a
naked man with two vegetables (thought to be carrots or parsnips - leaves
look like parsnip!!) from Djem, Tunisia. It served as the center of olive
oil production in the province of Africa proconsularis,
1. Ilona Fried - various media
|2. Jesse W. Lord Johnson - roman style mosiac (down the page - click here)|
Ilona Fried -
The Carrot Museum is the proud owner of an exquisite art form, the mosaic,
produced by artist Ilona Fried in the USA. Here are some
samples of her work (click on photos for larger image).
In this example Materials used, from left to right: Stained glass; vitreous glass tile; Italian smalti; combination of ceramic tile and assorted glass tile.
Inspired by a visit to a local produce market where she found a
gigantic, 1 lb (1/2 kg) carrot, Ilona Fried decided to immortalize her discovery
in a series of mosaics.
These sold quickly so she created some more - so far, she has produced seven unique carrot artworks in addition to her other abstract and figurative work. You can see images of her art at http://www.mixedmediamosaics.com.
Ilona has travelled extensively and lived in several countries. At the moment, she resides and maintains a studio in Denver, Colorado.
Materials used: from left to right
Vitreous tile, ceramic tile, glass; vitreous tile, millefiori; stained glass.
Carrot Mosaic Tile - Jesse W Lord Johnson
Here is a
piece created by Jesse W. Lord Johnson. A tile on board, about one inch thick,
measures about 2 feet by 3 feet. It has sold for 250 dollars (US),
Born in the foothills of the southwest Arkansas, grew to appreciate the
arts while watching his mother painting folk art. Raised under the shadows of
the Grand Tetons, he developed a deep love and respect for nature.
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