Looks like Gaudi’s art… beautiful mosaics!
Thank you for noticing. These works of art are not only beautiful but are instructive and empowering.
Elicon House (a.k.a. Ecological Living & Conservation House) is full of interesting conservation* mosaics made by our staff. Mosaic art is a unique art form made popular in the 20th century by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain.
Eco-renovation at Elicon House began in 2007. As a way to utilize excess ceramic tiles from the renovation work, we came up with the idea of mosaic art.
Here are the colorful mosaics that you can spot and find around Elicon House that speak of the practice of environmental conservation:
- The ‘Tree of Life’ mosaic
- The ‘5R Transition Model’ mosaic of Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Restore
- The ‘Four Stages of Permaculture Design’ mosaic: Observe, Discover, Imagine, Create
- The ‘Marine Biodiversity’ mosaic
- The ‘Permaculture Principles’ mosaic
- The ‘Urban Grassland’ wrap mosaic
Mosaic art shows us that meaningless fragments of tiles when brought together can be a powerful medium to capture a moment, message, idea, view, zeitgeist or experience. We at Elicon have designated these mosaics as eco-animators to teach and inspire our guests about the message of Conservation – that every living creature must be protected because each plays a crucial role in keeping the richness of the biodiversity that sustains life on Earth.
* Conservation is the practice of preserving (protecting from harm or loss) and restoring natural biodiversity (huge variety of life forms).