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Eloïse Baro

Eloïse Baro Mosaic maker
Contact
French, English, Italian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 (0)752637369
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The modern mosaic maker

  • • Eloïse creates mosaics by upcycling materials
  • • Her mosaics can include waste material from other artisans
  • • She created two large frescoes for a train station in Long Island, New York

Feeling a desire to create, Eloïse Baro began to learn the ancient art of mosaic making by herself. She then gained valuable knowledge at the prestigious Spilimbergo Mosaic School in Italy. Studying Roman, Byzantine and architectural mosaic techniques, she acquired expertise that allowed her to develop her own practice with a contemporary vision. Alongside her restoration work on heritage sites, Eloïse experiments by upcycling, using all kinds of discarded materials in her mosaics. One of her notable projects was the interior and exterior covering of a 1941 Ford in New York.

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Works

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Photo: © Eloïse Baro
Autumn Equinox

The beauty of Nero Portoro marble is enhanced by the gold tesserae encrusted in the cracks, much like the Japanese art of Kintsugi. The mosaic is complemented by scraps of leather and rusty sheets of steel mixed with brass.

Height 40 cm
Width 30 cm

Photo: © Eloïse Baro
Geometry

This mosaic, arranged in a geometric pattern, is made of glass, marble, ceramic, gold tesserae and rusty metal pieces.

Height 40 cm
Width 40 cm

Photo: © Eloïse Baro
Kintsugi

Kintsugi (meaning 'gold joint') is a Japanese method of repairing broken ceramics with lacquer dusted with gold powder. This piece is made of slate, embellished with glass and gold tesserae in the spirit of Kintsugi.

Height 40 cm
Width 40 cm

Photo: © Eloïse Baro
Impact

This mosaic was created using a large variety of materials, such as rusty metals, gold tesserae, wood, beads, smalti and copper, arranged on a white plaster background. The frame comes from a rusty barrel. This piece depicts a shockwave after an impact.

Diameter 60 cm

Photo: © Eloïse Baro
Impact

This mosaic was made from glass, marble, gold tesserae, seashells, ceramics and rusty metal pieces. It was inspired by the endless evolution of nature and the harmful behaviour of man towards the Earth.

Diameter 60 cm

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