30 Sep '12, 9am

Mosaic Artist Creates New Art Out of Broken China

Mosaic Artist Creates New Art Out of Broken China

Cleo Mussi' s playful and humorous objects are all made out of broken bits of china and porcelain. Found in charity shops, auction houses and factories, she uses the pieces to create something new out of the old. Mosaics are magical because from a distance they look like solid objects but up close you see the incredible detail that comes from the hundreds of tiny pieces of china that have been painstakingly glued together. Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 The fragments from old china and broken tea pot handles and smashed plates all have a history and resonance. When made into a new object, suddenly the flowers and figures and bridges and pagodas form something bigger and more complex than the individual pieces. © cleo mussi These hands are part of an alphabet series called A-Z Hand Book . She created one object for each letter; each tells a story. The W stands for Waste Not: "Waste...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/cleo-mussi-mosaic-artis...

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