Why do we lose ourselves in the act of making? Is the urge to create order and permanence the only desire when we fill a void with an object or colour?
In Mosaicism, Bodycomb draws on her experience as a visual artist and her ground-breaking research, to explain the human urge to "make special".
This intuitive act of assembling small, like parts, is one where the act of making is as important as the artefact made.
English and Italian text
- Part One- The Past
- Part Two-Thinking in Mosaic
- 70+ colour images
- Guidelines for a public art project made with community.
- List of plates/bibliography
Mosaic is both a process and a product, action and object. It grew from "making special" to become a form of durable architectural skin and lasting cultural text. ( Helen Bodycomb, Mosaicism 2023)