“Bully/Bullied” Mosaic

Added on by Mia Halton.

I started a new piece the other day, a mosaic inspired by a call for entries asking for “Broken Ceramics”. I’m etching the words “Bully” and “Bullied” deeply into the surfaces of the unfired clay tiles. This piece is a continuation of the series about bullying that I began a year and a half ago.

I wonder at what point does the bully become the bullied, and vice versa. The final mosaic will show the glazed tiles appearing to push and shove one another as they jockey for position. One tile bumps into another causing it to chip or break. The bullying motion continues, one tile after another.