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TRENCADÍS or how to build from pieces - Teresita Leal

Trencadís is a type of mosaic made by reusing irregular ceramic fragments. It is an architectural technique adopted during Catalan Modernism and invented by Antoni Gaudí.

The result is a mosaic that seems alive, in movement, in continuous transformation like nature

Trencadís, or how to build from pieces giving new use to the elements, both in life and in art.

Trencadis - 40x24 inches -2023

I was very interested in this technique because it is a spontaneous, unpredictable, abstract and creative process, just like the raw edge appliqué from scraps I used for this piece.

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