Cel 2

Cel 2 - mosaic series

Cel Photo Gallery | Slideshow

Cel, referring to a step in the traditional, hand-drawn animation process, is an animated flow design executed across 10 8" x 8" mosaics.

An intriguing and conspicuous red smalti line meanders across a pastoral scene in a 6th century mosaic in the basilica of St. Apollinare in Classe (Ravenna, Italy). The line demarcates an area of 20th century restoration work and is a reminder that we view these ancient works mediated by restoration.

In this series, the red line loosely connects the pieces by undulating on a different plane and signals the act of restoration that occurs with every viewing.

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