I’m going to take a bit of a detour from photo mosaics for a moment to talk about a really unique mosaic artist. Kevin Champeny is a New York artist whose work straddles a variety of artistic mediums to create large, mosaic-esque sculptures. However, in contrast to the traditional style of mosaic creation, using existing items to create a larger image or object, the smaller pieces of the mosaic are handmade by Champeny.
I’ve always found photo mosaics to be the perfect example of where art and technology work hand in hand. New York artist Michael Mapes takes a very scientific approach to his art, particularly in his series Human Specimens, where photographs are dissected and methodically reassembled to resemble a scientific study. Once these broken images are brought back together, the result is a maddeningly detailed photo mosaic study of the subject.