The Mosaic coin – a symbol of creative freedom
The art of mosaic is often associated with the classical and traditional artworks. After all, homes and gardens have been decorated with this type of art for centuries! However, the traditional way of expression may embrace innovative ideas and a sense of modern style, art dominated by unconsciousness.
The Mosaic silver coin is a work of art in which the mosaic shines with new and unexpected shades.
The contemporary artistic solution applied to the Mosaic coin encourages to exercise one’s personal and creative freedom, to be bold in style choices and to incorporate abstract, stylised or even photorealistic art into own decor.
The Mosaic silver coin is a place where small pieces and delicate details are merged. Inspired by unconscious art, i.e. surrealism, the coin’s design solutions encourage not to be scared of own thoughts and creative solutions. Different, opposing components come together here.
Surrealist artworks distort the properties of objects, emphasise the absurdity of juxtaposition, and blend reality with the objects of dreams, hallucinations or erotic fantasies. As in the paintings of the aforementioned artistic movements, so in the new collector coin, the image is created from separate, unconnected details.
The reverse of the coin depicts two symbols made up of tiny mosaic details. The first is the symbol of surrealism and the second is the Greek geometric ornament – a ‘meander’, meaning a curve or a bend, and symbolising eternity, unity and harmony. This pattern is like a link that connects individual pieces of a puzzle into an aesthetic whole. It is a juxtaposition of disparate symbols that are brought together to form an artistic whole.
The portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by fine mosaic details, is proudly in the centre of the obverse.
The paradoxical nature of surrealism is emphasised by the coin’s packaging, a delicate wooden box, with the cover decorated with the aforementioned ‘meanders’.