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A Large Aerial Mosaic Of Johannesburg, Created With Fragments Of Natural Stone

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South African artist Gerhard Marx has created an enormous sculptural mosaic featuring an aerial view of Johannesburg, South Africa.

This work was only completed after five months of painstaking work by seven professional mosaic artists and nine apprentices.

The mosaic is made using natural stone such as marble and travertine, fragments of red brick, ceramic elements and chippings of Venetian smalti glass.

The 56-panel aerial image weighs nearly three tons and was presented last month at the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair.

Watch a video of how it came to be:


[via This Is Colossal]
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