Feeling proud: Mosaic Artwork- all from repurposed material?

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I live in a rural area in NSW Australia and am a bricklayer by trade during the day.After work I like to try my hand at a number of crafts,the main one been graphite drawings,but I have also completed quite a few mosaic art pieces.I usually get the tile off cuts from my work sites and then cut them down from there.The timber I use to frame them is also just left over rubbish from work.


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  • Cindy Jo Cindy Jo on Apr 04, 2017
    These are amazing! Would love to see the gallery you've got in the background....is that a Matisse back there?

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    • Terry Neason Terry Neason on Apr 08, 2017
      Hello again,Cindy Jo, I've just had a look through some of my old photos on my computer and did find one with several of the mosaic pieces that were not visible in the snap of the Ali ones,so will post it for you.I have them laying all over the place it's raining here today so might try to get some more photos another day.All the best.Terry

  • William William on Apr 04, 2017
    Beautiful work! They ARE amazing.

    • Terry Neason Terry Neason on Apr 04, 2017
      Thanks William for the kind comment.Not quite sure if it's true,but I'll take it anyway.ha,ha.I like doing the mosaics but the process is fairly tedious and I usually just do two or three in a batch and then go back to my drawing and woodwork.I started (I think as most people do)just doing pretty abstract pieces but then thought I'd have a go at a recognizable face and hopefully it turned out ok.Thanks again for your interest.Regards Terry.

  • Wow, these are amazing, well done

    • Terry Neason Terry Neason on Apr 04, 2017
      Thank you Anita.I have another one set out in a frame ready to go but am having trouble getting onto it as I've been away working in Coffs Harbour which is a long way from us (Wagga Wagga)so I haven't been doing anything at all on the craft side of things,but will get it done eventually.Regards Terry.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Apr 06, 2017
    These are unbelievable! You're so talented, thanks for sharing with us!

  • Terry Neason Terry Neason on Apr 06, 2017
    Thank you for the kind comment Hillela. Not sure if it takes alot of talent though,just a fair bit of patience,as with most crafts.I suppose been able to draw a bit helps as well.All the best.Terry.

  • Cindy Jo Cindy Jo on Apr 09, 2017
    That would be great! These are amazing!!!!!

  • Oh wow! You are extremely talented! These are outstanding. Make sure you sign and date them. I would also look into having a gallery show. More people need to see these! A+++ Thanks for sharing with us and keep up the awesome hobby / work.

  • Terry Neason Terry Neason on Apr 10, 2017
    Thank you Naomie for the kind comment.I can only vaguely remember when I did each one but I don't suppose it matters much.The only people who ever see them are usually friends who come around for a meal and a chat in front of the open fire,and they usually just laugh and say "what's he doing this time"to my wife as they know she gets a bit exasperated at times as I produce my drawings,woodwork and mosaics etc,by the truckload,and even though there is hardly any room left I just keep on going and as I said I think it drives her mad but she sort of knows by now (40 years) that I march to the beat of a different drum.ha,ha.I'll post a couple of my graphite drawings just for interest.
    .All the best.Terry.