Asian Face is an experimental work. I had already realized bigger pieces in Opus Pixellatum (Yezidi Eyes…). Now I wanted to know how small I could go and still get the likeliness of a face with this technique.
Asian face is :
My first small size piece realized in Opus Pixellatum.
My first use of gold tesserae (other than for signature)
My first border made of one only slab of Stone (Gold Travertine).
And so, I think it turned out very nicely …
Here is a short video – accelerated slide show of the building of this Opus Pixellatum portrait :
Asian Face has been built with the reverse method as most of my mosaics are.