There are other items on the beach than seashells. You could find one of Justin Bateman’s meticulously created works of art if you’re fortunate. The talented land artist from the UK recreates works of art like the Mona Lisa and Girl with a Pearl Earring using vibrant stones.
These components are all produced on-site and last just a little period. Making a lasting imprint is less fulfilling for Bateman than the creative process of creating the mosaic. Thus, after spending many hours putting each piece of art together, the artist must release the creation to the environment it was created in and accept its transience.
Bateman employs a variety of big and tiny stones that have been found to create each mosaic. He can produce effects like to painting by arranging them according to colour and size. Each figure has been light and shadow sculpted to the point that, from a distance, they remarkably resemble the image they are based on. The backdrop and frame of the artwork are even replicated by the artist to give the impression that it was abandoned on the sand.
By manually arranging vibrant pebbles, British artist Justin Bateman recreates well-known works of art.
He has turned famous works of art like Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa into works of land art.