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DOuble meander pattern, Mycenaean Vase - 13th century BC

Permanence of patterns – Meander

Patterns time travel… For a long time I have been fascinated by the the permanence of patterns through time, and by the way it happens. I have been studying this for many years. This transmission does not only happen in actual paintings, drawings and mosaics, but in ALL types of…
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Roman Tile – 230 – Italica Shuriken

Italica Shuriken is the name I gave to one elementary design pattern often met in the Roman mosaics of Spanish Andalucia. The Roman ruins of Italica, with remarkable mosaics and an impressive amphitheater, are located 9 kilometres to the north of the city, just outside the town of Santiponce. Italica…
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Mosaic Show : The Eyes are the Mirror of the Soul

Don’t miss the Grand opening of my Mosaic Show ! On Next Saturday August 8, at 2:00 pm I will officially open my next mosaic show : “The eyes are the mirror of the Soul” at Mural City Coffee Company on Foster Street downtown Dothan 40 mosaics displayed, some never…
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Wemberham Roman mosaic, variation #3

The Wemberham mosaic

A Roman Cottage on the Ocean A Roman villa was excavated west of Yatton, Somerset, UK in 1884. It lies very close to the Yeo river, in a large meadow called Wemberham. The site lies very close to the river and the eastern end of the foundations abuts on its…
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Roman Tile – 005 – Aquileia

The Basilica Santa Maria de Assunta in Aquileia, Italy started as a Church immediately after 313 AD. when the Edict of Milan put an end to religious persecution. From that day, the Christian community was allowed to build its first place of public worship. After the destruction of the first…
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4x4 design - Roman Tile - 13 - Saint Romain en Gal

Roman Tile – 13 – St Romain en Gal

Capital of the Allobroges The City of Vienne is one of France’s biggest repositories of Roman Tile work.  Located 35 km (22 miles) South of Lyon, Vienne was originally the capital of the Allobroges, a powerful Gallic tribe controlling the commerce between Provence, Switzerland and Northern Gaul. Conquered in 121…
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Meleager and Atalanta mosaic, unknown provenace, 1st to 3rd centuryAD

Meleager and the Calydon boar

Mythology and Hunting were a great source of inspiration for Roman mosaicists. The story of Meleager and Atalanta combines both mythological and hunting themes. We have several mosaic representations of it from San Pedro del Arroyo in Spain, Halicarnassus in Turkey Today let us have a look at the story…
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Roman Tile 202 – Lalonquette

South of the Loire River, the Empire lasted… While Britain and Northern Gaule had been lost for the Empire since the late 3rd century, Roman culture and values were still very much alive south of the Loire River. In Aquitania, Roman Villas were still occupied and gorgeous mosaics still being…
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