This vibrant rainbow mosaic wall art is handmade and unique.
I wanted to make a mosaic rainbow to celebrate LGBT Pride. It was so much fun trying to get the colours to flow into each other. I love the vivid, bright colours – the piece demands your attention!
I used recycled glass mini tiles in different shapes, vitreous tiles, translucent murrini and glass gems in all the colours of the rainbow, with a large bottle green glass form as a focal point.
It has a black tile frame and is finished in black grout for contrast and to create a stained glass window feel.It is mounted on black painted exterior grade hardwood ply and has D rings for hanging securely.
Dimensions 14 x 10 inches (35.5 x 25.5 cm approx) with a thickness of 16mm (1/2 inch approx)
Hello! My name is Carol Ahmed. I have had a lifelong love of mosaic and having recently given up work, I have been able to spend more time creating mosaics. I love designing – playing with pattern, colour and shape. I was always the kid ( and the grown up to be honest!) making patterns in the sand with pebbles and shells. . I like combining mosaic tiles with other materials – especially upcycled jewellery and beads, but also other ‘found’ materials: driftwood, stone etc. I search for interesting objects to upcycle and use as bases or detail. I like to recycle and re-use whenever possible. I also like that an object that is individually sourced will suggest ideas for designs and colours to develop in the finished item. Some of my pieces have strong geometric patterns, influenced by Moorish and Islamic art and architecture. Other pieces explore curves, waves and spirals, inspired by the natural world and classical mosaic art. Each item is unique, finished with craftsmanship and attention to detail.