Thursday, June 16, 2011
Magnificent Egg Mosaics
She calls her monumental installation Post-vs-Proto-Renaissance. Featuring twelve separate pieces and made up of a total of 3,640,000 wooden eggs, the installation is a sight to behold! Don't worry, she doesn't paint these eggs herself. In fact, they are all hand-painted by people in 42 different countries and from all walks of life.
From up close, the varying designs on the eggs can be admired individually. Stand a few feet back, however, and you're in for quite the surprise!
The eggs come together to form a large scale representation of the Ghent Altarpiece, which was painted by the Van Eyck brothers. They're currently on display inside the Church of San Frantin in Venice.
Mas has done an impeccable job of integrating a familiar tradition with her passion for art!