Recently, I stepped into a mosaic shop.
All sorts of mosaics were on display: historical scenes, religious symbols, buildings, animals, and replicas of well-known paintings. Some were glossy, while others were matte. Some were black and white, others vibrant.
But when I saw the mosaic making demonstration, one thing was clear: creating mosaics from scratch is hard. From inception to the final touches, a lot of thought, planning, and labor goes into creating each individual piece of work.
I had always wondered how mosaics were created, so it was interesting to see the process laid out (more on that later).
But first, where did mosaics come from?