Choosing from an infinite spectrum of granites, marbles, and porohyries, you could design any picture, story, or pattern that you wanted and it would never wear or fade. Mosaics were the solution that allowed Romans the artistic liberty they desired. Many tabletops in Pompeii were decorated with a fancinful mosaic of dried dates or wild asparagus in bundles. In many wealthy senatorial families there homes were filled with fine mosaics along vaulted ceilings, along the walls Nereids sailed in oyster shell chariots led by Tritions; mermen leapt fraily from the frothy deep. And, for multiple reasons, mosaics underwent a radical transition.
Mosaics are now to be comprised of larger pieces of marble. The new style consisted of swirling red porohyry circles radiating from yellow roses of 'giallo antico' which were placed in green serpentine fields. As you are thinking of the sumptuous colors and dizzying motifs it is to remind you of paradise, flowers that never wilt, and eternal spring.
Though I cant recreate the old mosaics we are now in a world of change and I do a new type of mosaics. A type that will not only catch the eye but also have meaning and purpose in your everyday life I hope that you enjoy art of today as well as the art of yesterday.