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Serendip Visitor's picture

"The interstices or gaps between the
tesserae speak their own language in mosaics."

-Terry Tempest Williams, "Finding Beauty in a Broken World"


Claire Romaine's picture


Sara(h)'s mosaic is completely structured around the importance of the area around the mosaic tiles.  Not only are her pictures shots of the places where pieces are missing or nonexistent, but the mosaic itself draws attention to the "gaps between the tesserae".  The irregularity of the placement of the pictures on the page breaks up the precise arrangement of the rectangle, and mimics the pictures themselves.  The pictures are of the irregularities and gaps just as the structure of the mosaic is.