Bluegill Glass Mosaic, 2005

glass mosaic bluegill

Bluegill Mosaic, 2005
Sicis Iridium glass tile, glass taxidermy eye, copper.
11″ H x 17.5″ W x 1.5″ D

Private collection

I love doing fish in mosaic because they’re so well suited to the medium… the tiny tesserae (cut glass bits) give the impression of scales. The iridescent glass creates a highly realistic shimmer on the surface of these fish. When light moves across them, they look almost real.

Mosaic is set with mortar on a Hardibacker substrate over plywood and finished around the edges with copper banding.
Indoors or out, this mosaic will last lifetimes.