Grr...missed Mosaic Monday again. Not complaining--being busy and having fun are wonderful things, but I am sorry I couldn't come up with a mosaic yesterday.
So I will link to a wonderful blog post by Lillian Sizemore, which has a Los Angeles connection since she is a visiting artist at the Getty, conducting workshops since March on ancient patterns of mosaics. In fact, the art created by Lillian and her students will be sold as part of a fundraiser for Piece by Piece, in Los Angeles at The Mark (9320 Pico) on June 4.
This post shows how she and her students created "meander" mosaic borders, like the kind seen on ancient Greek and Roman mosaics.
On the post, there are tons of pictures showing the art created. In a previous article, she defines what meander means and where the term comes from. (Hint: there's a Maeander River in Homer.)
This bunny mosaic, about 1800 years old, was displayed at the Getty in a show of Tunisian mosaics in 2007, and it shows a meander pattern border.
(I have a refrigerator magnet of this mosaic. It's my favorite, partly because I was once the honored caretaker of a rabbit who is currently going for the world's record in bunny longevity.) (Which is neither hare nor there, I know.)