Intricately decorated animals inspired by ancient mosaics

Intricately decorated animals inspired by ancient mosaics

Heavily patterned and brightly colored, these animal sculptures by Jon Stuart Anderson reference the appearance of ancient tile mosaics. The similarity is not without cause as Anderson uses a related technique of “creating patterns by layering, cutting, and reassembling soft, colored glass, or clay, into an elongated rod, or cane, and then carefully pulling until the desired thickness and scale of design is reached.”

However, unlike the typical material that is used with this process, Anderson uses polymer clay, a material that is often seen as a low-brow craft medium. Anderson was introduced to the material in 1990 when he was hired to make polymer clay beads. He explains his first experience with the material: “Once the clay softened up, I fell in love. The resolution was PERFECT. I was hooked.”

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