Roman Fish Mosaic

Vitreous glass on MDF (medium density fibreboard), 24″ x 24″ (60.96 cm x 60.96 cm, 1.58 cm thick). In this, my first* panel, I experimented with some of the classic motifs of Roman mosaics – the wave scroll, undulating fan, and a sea-life theme. It hangs in a bathroom, a suitable watery environment.

Roman Fish Mosaic in situ

The mosaic as you experience it upon entering the bath. I also did the mosaic countertop; it’s a quite simple arrangement of various solid and metallic vitreous tesserae cemented to waterproof concrete backer board.

Complete Roman Fish Mosaic

The Roman Fish. The “frame” is a variety of local oyster shells and other sea shells glued around a thin border of ceramic tiles.

Roman Fish Mosaic Detail

A detail shot of the three fish swimming around the heart of the mosaic.

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  • Frances Yancey November 8, 2016, 1:55 am

    Love your mosaics. I have always thought to work with mosaic.tiles. I keep my eyes open for very small tiles. I began sculpting about 16 years ago. These days I try make my time fit horseback riding, sculpting and writing.

  • Elaine Rosoff November 4, 2016, 6:16 am

    What a beautiful piece. Perfect location and framing, it does have a strong Roman feel. I knew you were talented but now am in awe.

    • Octavia Randolph Octavia November 4, 2016, 9:26 am

      What a lovely thing to say, Elaine! I must admit, this piece does give me pleasure. I’m so glad you respond to it as well.

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