According to Wikipedia:
...the word mosaic is from the Italian mosaico deriving from the Latin mosaicus and ultimately from the Greek mouseios meaning belonging to the Muses, hence artistic.As an art form, mosaics have been around for thousands of years. The earliest known mosaics, dating to the third millennium BC were located in a temple in Mesopotamia. Both the Romans and Greeks used mosaics on the floors and ceilings of their villas whilst eastern and western Christians, Jews and Muslims all used mosaics to adorn their various places of worship.
The use of mosaics has continued to the present day where they often take the form of public artworks. Conveniently for the topic of this blog post, the Barwon also boasts some modest mosaic pieces in the form of a large structure near Fyans Park as well as some drinking fountains which have been given the mosaic treatment at a couple of points along the walking/cycling path.
|Mosaic-coated drinking fountain near Breakwater|
depicting the bull-rushes found along the river
|A second fountain at Fyans Park|
|Mosaic structure at Fyans Park|
|Mosaics at The Mill, June, 2015. Piece by Rosemarie Kviz|
|The view of the Barwon from the classroom at The Mill|
|On the Barwon looking south towards|
the Barrabool Hills
My second piece was also a Barwon scene, this time a depiction of the ruins of the Carrah Flour Mill on the north bank of the river about 3km south of Inverleigh and the topic of a previous blog post.
|Ruins of the Carrah Flour Mill near|
My third - and to date final - Barwon piece portrayed one of the many Rainbow Lorikeets I have seen along the river over the years.
|Rainbow Lorikeet on the Barwon|
After a significant amount of time spent editing, manipulating, finding the right program and finally compiling, I had created a digital mosaic composed of 10,000 unique photos, each in some way related to the Barwon.
|Digital mosaic created using the AndreaMosaic|