ABOUT ME  KETTY PARMA

I am self-taught and feel able to approach my ideas freely, without the traditional, historical and classical restraints of theory and technique. Ideas are primary and mosaic is the medium that enables me to express them. I have a spectrum of materials at my fingertips and have experimented with many to establish their inherent qualities. The process of searching, finding and combining these materials is a fundamental process in developing my ideas, themselves edited from a library of gathered information. My work is versatile - sometimes functional and domestic, sometimes challenging the viewer and the technique. Each aspect of my work influences another, allowing the diversity of the medium and the visual ideas to develop

                                                        ABOUT ME  Adriana Parma

This quiet evolution in her working practice shows how the processes in her work have developed and matured with an obsessive emphasis on ‘Making and Materials
 I am passionately driven to achieve a balance between creating a great initial design with the physical creation and arrangement of tessera that flow harmoniously throughout the work.




First evidence of mosaics in Ancient Rome date from around the end of the III century B.C. Regarded as luxury , the polichrome mosaics were rare and they were located mainly in the provinces .after the fall of the western Roman Empire , the mosaics became brighter, from the VI century the fabulous Byzantine mosaics come also to Italy.

From their very beginning mosaics have been used to cover floors, providing solidity, stability and resistance to weathering. The Romans made mosaics which could be easily transported, so that they could take comfort and beauty with them wherever they went. In Rome at the time of the empire floor mosaics became a regular artistic decoration. Mosaics were no longer seen as rugs, but as wall-to-wall carpets. Their patterns were more and more spectacular and complex. They were works of art. Thus over the centuries mosaics became an essential component of people's private lives. Because of this, for many centuries demand for mosaic art grew, as it was both functional and , at the same time, refined and decorative.