Besides the beauty of the mosaics, the fact that they are made from single wings of butterflies makes one think of the amount of labor that went into making this church so beautiful.The priest who help build and run the parish had a passion for butterflies and his practices as a Lepidopterist allowed for this breathtaking art to be made.The details of each mosaic are incredible. Each wing was meticulously placed. Over 30,000 butterflies are in the church.
An unusual material! I thought when first saw this that it was glass mosaic. The color combinations are stunning!
I love this room (called Pencilvania), completely covered in pencils by artist Jason Mecier.
The room is part of an art project called Granny’s Grannyboot, where a group of artists decorated a cottage in San Francisco area. Each artist redesigned one room.
I want to visit!
More photos of the cottage here
This isn’t actually strictly pique assiette (which is usually made of broken plates), but it gives the the impression of tile. It takes similar assemblage skills to make too.
Detail of Kitchen floor: Ceramic floor tile, plus wall tile in white, bone, light green, apple green, medium green with glass gems in clear and assorted greens. (Excuse the messy pomeranian!)