Cascading Reflections

Nawal Motawi's avatar Nawal Motawi

Cascading Reflections is a ceramic tile mural that is a study of color tessellation - the colors of sky, water and earth. 48 pieces of handmade ceramic tile were created from a single plaster mold - each 6"x6" tile contains the same geometric pattern. However, the application of glaze color and the rotation of the tile pieces create the feeling of movement that are inherent in tessellations. The viewer can interpret the image - is it a play of light? reflections in the water? What do you see? Artist Nawal Motawi is the founder and artistic director of Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor, MI.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5"
  • Medium: Ceramic Tile
  • Width: 24"
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 72"