Ballad of the Dragon Mosaic Table

Ballad of the Dragon, 1999 ceramic and glass mosaic table

Ballad of the Dragon, 1999
ceramic tile, glass, plywood substrate.
24″ x 48″ x 17″ high

The design for this table was adapted from a metal engraving by José Guadalupe Posada. The eye is a photo pasted behind a Xerox copier lense. Most of my early mosaics were based on old 4 color ads and posters. The limited colors of tile I was using seemed well suited to matching that style, and as a graphic designer I was fascinated by old pop culture images.

Here’s the original image I based the mosaic on.

Ballad of the Dragon Jose Guadalupe Posada