Mosaic made out of mouth-blown mirror glass and industrial mirror. Commissionned by interior designer Jean-Philippe Demeyer. Size 2m x 2m. Location : Kapellen Bos, Belgium
A bi-disk is a flat rounded stone disk, with an opening in the centre. It is mostly made out of semi-precious stones such as Jade, Rose Quartz, Agate, Amethyst but also from glass and stone. They can be found in several cultures : Chinese, Mayan, Indonesian and even the Celts and the Old Germans had them.
In Ancient China they were put on the chest of the deceased to accompany them on their journey to the beyond. They were considered as a holy geometrical form. While meditating on them, they can bring you into other dimensions. They are gates which connect the physical (3 dimensional) reality with the spiritual world.
In our Western culture, people are more and more discovering the value of its beneficial effects. It has huge healing powers and can be applied for therapeutical purposes. In addition a bi-glass disk has transforming capacities. Placed or hung where energies are stagnating by earth lines or water sources, it can be dissolved by a disk.
Mosaic 'bi-glass disks' reminds us of the human energy centres called 'chakras'. Currently I'm working on a series of bi-glass disks in many different shades, colours and patterns. As I've been working since many years as a mosaic artist, I let myself be taken by this new wave of inspiration. They are made out of different kinds of glass, such as mouth blown Lamberts glass, (iridescent) Spectrum glass, etc...
Currently I'm conducting a small team with whom I'm realizing a mosaic for an entrance hall in a landhouse near Bruges, Belgium. The client requested an anglo-saxon design... mosaic made out of traditional cement tiles.
Own design inspired by Celtic patterns. When the mosaic will be mounted on the floor it will contrast with fishbone motive plastered walls. Mosaic made out of traditional cement tiles. Realized with a small team.
I'm very grateful I had again the opportunity to work with the interior designer Jean-Philppe Demeyer. My assignment was to design a funky anglo-saxon, asymmetric & organic pattern. Without the consistent effort of the team I couldn't ever realize this project.
Mosaic made with mirrors illuminating the ceiling with lights.
Alchemists shop, Calle de la Virgen 34, Eivissa, Ibiza (Spain)
Through the well known interior designer, Jean-Philippe Demeyer, I got an assignment to decorate a wall around a fireplace in a marvelous art-deco house. I've been asked to make a mosaic of fragmented mirrors. The cutting of the mirror into precise and delineated geometric shapes fits perfectly into this decorative art style.
Living in Australia, I took the opportunity to learn from Colin Heaney. He is considered one of Australia's greatest and most innovative glass artist. He gave me the liberty to be creative and embellish his personal space, called 'the Water Palace'. It is regarded by many as Byron's most beautiful house. The results of my creations are shown in the photos.
Boa serpent in relief decorated with mosaic made out of californian glass and tiles. Co-production Charley Case painted the Baobab tree in chinese ink.Matonge, Brussels
In an apartment in Brussels, I wanted to bring a sense of playfulness by using fresh colours referring to nature. Through organic elements I brought a feeling of relaxation in bed- and bathroom.
I had to conceive an Oriental styled bathroom. So I decided to create a 1001 Night atmosphere, using ceramic tiles and tadelakt lime (a Moroccan traditional craft).
The 'Flower of Life' is a geometrical figure composed of multiple evenly-shaped, overlapping circles. This figure forms a flower-like pattern with the symmetrical structure of a hexagon.
It can be found in all major religions of the world. It contains the patterns of creation as they emerged from the 'Great Void'.
Drunvalo Melchizedek has called these figures symbols of sacred geometry, asserting that they represent ancient spirtual beliefs, and that they depict fundamental aspects of space and time.
On this table top 2 galaxies meet each other, showing off their spectral colourful energies. Materials used : ceramic tiles and Californian glass.
Small projects using ceramic tiles and/or glass.
The castle owner gave me 'carte blanche' to decorate a bathroom in his marvellous castle. I asked Johan Loncke, a friend, to assist me. The lamps on the ceiling are made out of epoxy. All the decorative elements are related to water.
Castle Varens, Melle, Belgium
I decorated 3 frames of mirrors for O'meraude eco-lodge, at the 'Mer d'Emeraude', North Madagascar. I found hundreds of beautiful sea shells on the beaches... so I couldn't resist to create something with it.
Zellige is terra cotta tilework covered with enamel in the form of chips set into plaster. It is one of the main characteristics of the Moroccan architecture. It consists of geometrical mosaics made of ceramic used as an ornament for walls, ceilings, fountains, floors, pools, tables, etc.
Grave covered by painted glass. The round shaped cutted glass can be seen as an extension of the slab. The blades of the green grass on the sides, cheer up the grave.
Once in a while I decorate plant pots and make my friends happy with them.
Mosaic made out of mica, found in Madagascar. The disk captures the sunlight on the mica's shining surface.