Viking Ship Mosaic

Grecian style mosaic of Odysseus ship by Nate deDiego, 48″x48″

Viking Ship. My first inlay mosaic. This mosaic pushed me to charter new territory. It was made on the diamond as can be seen with the ocean I wanted to create depth, so as you can see.. The client was emphatic about using a rare quartzite from brazil called Azul Macaubus (which only comes in slab thick sheets, so required a whole process of shaving down). Additionally used Nero Marquina for the borders, Emperor Gold, Verde Butterfly granite, and Creamy White marble for the sail.