Tile Art…How Far Would You Go?
Well ladies and gentlemen, I have stumbled across some new tile technology that has both impressed and baffled me.
It has impressed me because the technology is unique and I always appreciate companies who try to stretch boundaries.
It’s baffling because I just don’t know how in the world it would be used practically.
While these photographs don’t really do it justice, the images on these porcelain tiles are actually made up of raised dots in varying sizes over the tile, creating a sort of optical illusion. If you are right up close to the tile, you have no idea what you’re looking at. When you step back, the dots form the image you see in the photographs.
Like I said, impressive, right?
But that being said, where in the heck would you use it? For one thing, the image tiles themselves are horrendously expensive. You can’t just do an entire wall in pictures of Marilyn. And I doubt you would want to.
I mean, do you really love her enough to commit to a permanent tribute to her in your bathroom?
Isn’t that sort of creepy?
I think they would look great in a living space or dining room, but that’s much more of an Italian thing than a North American thing. You don’t enter a lot of American or Canadian homes and see tiled living rooms.
I suppose you could frame one single tile (they are quite large) as art…but there’s something weird about that to me. Why not just buy a painting?
So I ask you, my dear readers, would you ever use this tile in your home, and if so, where would you use it?