Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Our World: Red Sea Octopus Mosaic

This outdoor mosaic - one of dozens - graces the outer wall of King Abdulaziz University, Girls College, here in Jeddah.  The mosaics were made by students years ago.  Some have fallen into disrepair but many have withstood the test of time.  This one I found particularly interesting because of the 3-D octopus design.  Many of the mosaics follow a nautical theme, while others chose other themes like geometric, religious, floral, or people.  I'll be posting a few more of my favorites in upcoming posts, so stay tuned!

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  1. Amazing mural! Love the tiles.

  2. Really beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen a 3-D mural before.

    Happy Tuesday. ☺

  3. Interesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. You have the most interesting sculptures Jeddah!

  5. I really like the mosaic especially the 3D effect. It makes it so tactile.

  6. I like the combination of mosaic with the odd sea creature.

  7. So beautiful and very interesting sculpture, Susie!
    Love it...
    Warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna :))

  8. I like the colors in the mural.How old were the girls who did it?

    1. Hi Chai & Chardonnay - I'm guessing that the girls who made the mosaics were students at the university - so they would be 18-22 yrs.

  9. These three mosaics are all wonderful! I like all of them, but I think I like the dance mosaic the best too.

  10. very nice. i like mosaics a lot.


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