Dimensions: 8” x 8” / 20.3cm x 20.3cm, hanging panel
Tesserae: Stained glass, ammonite and Venetian Gold Smalti
“I am a mosaic artist and teacher living in Huntington Beach, CA. Living so near the ocean has inspired my work on so many levels and ‘Ammon's Horn’ is one of many explorations into the world below in our oceans we don't always have the opportunity to see.
The focal point of this piece is an ammonite fossil. The name ‘ammonite’, from which the scientific term is derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams horns and the Egyptian God Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns.
In this abstract piece I decided to return this ammonite fossil back to the depths of the ocean where it began. To bring it back to life and back home to a world of water, plant life and organisms that thrive in the ocean depths. Symbolic of a second chance at life and a tribute piece to our oceans where all life began.”
Anne Marie Price ~ AMP Art Studio