Mosaic

Moses is portrayed in mosaic style

 

2000-2005

mosaic 100x75x5 cm

Dedicated to Paul Gustav Doré and Alessandra Piovano

 

 

 

 

Moses is portrayed as in Paul Gustave Doré’s famous engraving, which itself represents Moses typically – with the Tablets of the
Ten Commandments in one hand, and the other raised to Heaven.

The mosaic technique used to make this piece is a play on the word 'Mosaic' meaning 'of or deriving from Moses'. Mosaic is
also apt in that the etymology of the artistic technique comes from the Greek divinity MOSEYON, patron of the arts. From Moseyon
we get Moysa (Muse).

The work is dedicated to mosaic artist Alessandra Piovano, daughter of Vincenzo Piovano the well-known sculptor and wood-carver.