Stephanie Borg - Malta Playing Arts

Stephanie Borg

Enlarging the tiny tesserae, a humble appears as 20x20cm floor tiles (collectively madum): an authentic Maltese border pattern encases the focal tile (acrylics, 15.7×10.5cm). Like the mosaic on the preceding card, it is the combination with others of its kind which makes an everyday object morph with grand effect when their overall design in colourful patterns is displayed and fully revealed. Although old tiled flooring is slowly disappearing from Maltese houses, palazzos and villas due to the refurbishment and upgrading of homes, seven were chosen as we used to step on them daily (→previous 7).

(text by Margit Waas)