Here at Brick to the Past we take our inspiration from a variety of sources, including field trips, a range of literature and art. Art can be particularly useful because it can not only provide a view point to the past but can also be the source of scenes and stories to work into a model. So it’s been wonderful to find out that we’ve been able to provide inspiration that others have drawn upon.
This month we were contacted by artist George Brady, who has been working on a lead and glass mosaic. The inspiration for the mosaic comes from our model The Wall: Rome’s Northern Frontier, and in particular a photo of it that shows it’s fort, milecastle and rolling landscape.
The result is an incredible mosaic that is alive with life. According to George, the model took over 3,000 hours to make and contains over 30,000 pieces of lead. He is hoping that this is a world record for a mosaic of this kind and is currently awaiting the decision of the Guinness Book of Records. If you would like to see the mosaic in person, then it go on display at the Harris Museum in Preston over December and January.
George is available for commission and you can send any enquiries you have to firstname.lastname@example.org
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