More To Come.........
This is sooooo magnificent!!! A lot of pain-staking thought and labor went into it and I only hope it was a labor of love. Then again -- it had to be.
Oh wow - imagine seeing the place with the fountain on! I actually thought the stones on the steps looked like a dry 'creek' bed...maybe?
The mind boggles at all the work involved - not just the inspiration, planning and design but choosing and ordering all the different tiles, colours and all the physical work involved. Like may other artists - Henry Moore and Picasso leap to mind - they need to be excellent labourers not just artists in an ivory tower. You have to meet him Naomi.
I am in awe of this amazing work. The intricacies of the patterns and colors are incredible!
There's a part of me that thinks such a work of art needs to be in the public trust for more people to see and appreciate. But then I realize, a place like this is meant to be functional: a home for a family.
He hadn't called the cops on you yet? I am so glad. I can not believe what a fertile mind this man has. He sure doesn't repeat much but manages to make it all blend beautifully.
love the riverstone steps and cascading river of tile. fantastic!
this is so amazing.. like i said before i like the 3D look of the bricks.. it makes them look like they are sticking out like if they werent 3D... cool...
Well, after seeing this post I just had to go back and catch up on what I have missed. What an amazing house! It is so reminiscent of Gaudi. I love how something looks like a certain colour and yet when you zoom in and look at it closely it is made of different colours and shades like an Impressionist painting.
I particularly like the walkway which reminds me of a dry stream bed. It has a nice flow of energy about it.
Beautiful photos as ever Naomi and as ever it is lovely to share this through your eyes :)
Did one person do this all themselves? It must have taken years and years! Amazing.
I just HAVE to see that house in person someday!! The number and style of all the different designs is amazing!
The stairs and pathway look like a waterfall to me. It's just mind boggling all the work that must have gone into this property.
Hey Naomi, I was wondering on this day when you snapped all the wonderful photos, is the owner at home? Did you manage to find out who lives there? Would be fun to know who they are :)
Hope Seemah is well...we missed her :D
Oh my!! I sure have missed a lot while I took a blog rest.... Beautiful... Hope you are doing well, Naomi..
Naomi, imagine what the inside of his house looks like. Did he know you were taking pictures I wonder? I have really enjoyed your photos.
His life is his art. I love the incorporation of the rocks and wonder if he shouldn't open the grounds to visitors. It's quite a wonder!
What a beautiful work of art and a lot of patience.
Thank you for sharing this.
This must be motivated by love, passion beyond pure art work. Just amazing.
It's an amazing house, so full of wonderful details!!
Happy rabbit, rabbit day to you and happy Easter too!
Wow! What can I say?? I'm speechless by all this beauty!!
O wow! This is amazing!!
Reminds me of the summer I moved to London, all I could hear, nearly every afternoon, was the continual smashing of crockery from our next door neighbour's back garden... you'd think some long protracted Greek wedding was going on or something.
However this had nothing to do with weddings: next doors were making a mosaic. They said ~ when I finally got to talk to them about it ~ that they spent ages and ages looking for certain colours like red... whereas blue is easy to come across and white is everywhere anyhow... anyway their thing looked pretty cool when it was finished, but nothing compared to this.... wow!
PS Long time no see ~ I saw your familiar pool-playing self at a friend of a friend's blog and had to drop by...
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