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Year of the Snake mosaic

by Kociara

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


In this luxurious fusion of sophistication and glamour, Gaudi’s Barcelona garden comes to life.
This is a unique take on the Oriental Chinese year of the snake, their lustrous bodies bejewelled with mosaic gems inspired by Gaudi’s stunning architecture. Coiled into decorative swirls, the scales of these snakes are a mosaic of delicate glass pieces and pebbles.
Flakes of blues, greens and yellows are adorned with flourishes of pink. Like gleaming snake eyes with olive gem centres, they stare strikingly. Hints of white lighten the designs and elaborate flowers blossom in stylised swirls. In other designs, the snakes sweep across the horizon as though on an Arabian journey, swathes of palms and a blistering sun high above them. A more abstract take on the design focuses on the snake eye, shining with a polka dot pattern against an electric fizz of small, delicate pebbles.

Wayne Edson Bryan commented on December 28, 2012 1:00pm
Oh Yeah! ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ 👍
Catspaws commented on December 28, 2012 1:07pm
lovely details
kociara commented on December 29, 2012 3:06am
Thank you Catspaws! Very happy you like it!
Sreetama Ray commented on January 2, 2013 6:13am
kociara commented on January 3, 2013 2:10am
Thank you Sreetama! Glad you like it!
ottomanbrim commented on January 4, 2013 2:02pm
Wonderful print!
kociara commented on January 5, 2013 9:02am
Thank you Ottomanbrim! X
Camargone commented on February 17, 2013 5:09am
I love this print. I hope it does well this year because we are now under the influence of the "snake" according to the Chinese horoscope. I wonder how it would look if the snake paterns could be highlighted in a different colour or if the whole print had many different colours?
Keep up the good work!
kociara commented on February 17, 2013 5:41am
Thank you for your feedback Camargone! I sampled the colours from photos of original Gaudi mosaics in Barcelona, which inspired the work. I think it could look fab with different colours too! Will see if I can rework into another version! x
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