As I watched the partial solar eclipse from my garden this year through the filter of hazy clouds, I experienced the same exciting feeling I had whilst watching the total eclispse in 1999. It was like watching a silent magical dance, and each peep of the sun felt like time had stopped still, meanwhile the garden was gradually cast into shadow with a strange eerie half light.
These are a small series of total and partial eclipses, made using slate and genuine Venetian gold leaf glass tile (which has a lovely blue glass edge) . The red sky consists of two shades of red smalti (Venetian mosaic glass) They are presented as a treasure in a smart white box frame which has glass positioned half way down the frame instead of at the top.
If you would like an animated series of these (perhaps 5 of 7 in the different stages of the eclipse please contact me, I would love to make one for you!)
The mosaic is made for an indoor space, it is not suitable for outdoors.
slate, gold leaf glass tile, smalti glass on ceramic tile on cardboard