Any news from The Rossies always nudges to the top of the ‘pay heed to’ pile (our editor’s dad is from there). Couple it with another love of ours – mosaics – and it’s a done deal elbow tap. Artist Laura Earley alerted us to her recent work which explores ‘Geometric and Artistic Mosaics in the North-West of Ireland’, a tradition anchored by ‘the Italians’ Luciano De Paoli and Sergio Benedetti from Castle Street who worked in the John Crean’s Mosaics factory on the Racecourse Road.
“This photobook is a record of my research and photography of these mosaics. My only hope is that these unique geometric and artistic designs will be protected and preserved for many years to come so that future generations can witness and appreciate their beauty.” Adorning shopfronts and pubs the breadth of the land, these thousands of tesserae represent vivid imagination through a form of accessible public art.
Roscommon’s Mosaic Tradition – Geometric and Artistic Mosaics in the North- West, €44.99