Mosaic

Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic


Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic
Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic
Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic
Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic
Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic
Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic

Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic   Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic
This mosaic is in the form of a triptych and is based around a medieval image of the 12th century story of tristan and isolde, a tale with rich cornish connections (tristan's supposed grave can still be seen, marked by the drustanus stone near fowey). The three panels are constructed on a wooden base, and the mosaic is made primarily from glass tiles, beads and filigree metalwork. The back is painted in acrylic, and the edges finished with metallic wax. The overall size is approximately h 15 x w 27.5 x d 1 cm (5.9 x 10.8 x 0.4 inches).

The sections are attached with brass hinges, and the piece is designed to stand, rather than be wall mounted. The materials react beautifully if positioned to catch the light.


Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic   Medieval triptych Tristan and Isolde mosaic