Small Wall Art Stone Mosaics

Not all of my mosaics are permanently affixed to a wall. I also like to make smaller framable wall art. These smaller pieces let me engage my creative vision differently. I get to play with new and intriguing combinations of stone and explore new ways of expressing myself. They also encourage me to experiment with new tools and techniques which then inform my larger works.

The following gallery is a collection of some of my smaller pieces. A handful are for sale. If you are interested in knowing more about available mosaics or commissioning your on small work, please contact Marc Archambault at (828) 337-7582 or e-mail me hammerheadstone@gmail.com

The Boy With Antlers

Boy With Antlers


This mosaic is inspired by a character from the bedtime stories I tell my sons. His name is Bo and he possesses the traits of a deer. In addition to antlers, he is fleet of foot and has an extraordinary sense of smell. He’s good at making things. Appropriately enough, he lives in a town called Rockville. This piece hung as part of a juried art show put on by the Raleigh Fine Arts Society.
This mosaic is framed and available for sale. E-mail me.

DATE: Winter 2016
DIMENSIONS: 28″ by 36″

Ascension

Ascension


This mosaic hangs in our home as a memorial to my father-in-law Lou Cozzolino. He died in 2016 and on the day of the funeral, the family all visited his favorite beach in Westerly, Rhode Island. I filled my pockets with pebbles from that place on that day and worked them into this simple piece. Lou raised five strong and good kids, one of whom I married. He was an electrician who started and ran his own business after returning from World War II. He was funny, charming, and hard working. We always talked business when we visited. He understood the challenges and joys of working for yourself. He had the best jokes. We all still miss him.

DATE: Spring 2017
DIMENSIONS: 4″ by 12″

Sandstorm

Sandstorm


I was inspired by the brown sandstone that we used for so many of our traditional wall and patio projects. I love the texture and color, which gives this stone so much movement and visual interest.
This mosaic is framed and available for sale. E-mail me.

DATE: Spring 2018
DIMENSIONS: 7″ by 17″

Goldfinch


I like to make birds out of stone.

DATE: Autumn 2019
DIMENSIONS: 12″ by 12″

Cardinal

Cardinal


Of all the birds, I’ve made the most cardinals. I like them and enjoy playing with the variety of red stones, many of which are granite. I think this was my first bird mosaic, made for my Mom.

DATE: Winter 2016
DIMENSIONS: 5″ by 7″

The Sultan


The Sultan was my first foray into this form of making. I used some scrap granite countertop material, including Carrara marble for the face. These pieces are over an inch thick, which makes it harder to cut and shape. I recall seeing the first few cut pieces coming together and being excited that I was on to something.

DATE: Spring 2012
DIMENSIONS: 12″ by 17″

Seed

Seed


The trick here was figuring out how to cut a hole in the stone. It took a lot of experimentation and almost all the tools I had available until I figured out the best strategy. It went slowly, but I got the fit I wanted. I love the pebble at the bottom.
This mosaic is unframed but has mounting hardware on the back and can be hung as is. It is available for sale. E-mail me.

DATE: Spring 2017
DIMENSIONS: 4″ by 12″

Rumi

Rumi


Rumi was a small test of concept mosaic. I was submitting for a public art project (didn’t get it!) and wanted to see what I could do with faces and some native materials. The beard is a North Carolina marble that is hard to find anymore. The background is from the mountains around Asheville. Honestly I don’t have any real connection Rumi, the piece just needed a name! I like this piece, but it is dimensionally underwhelming. It bears a passing resemblance to the Sultan; I didn’t know how to make hair out of stone yet.

DATE: Spring 2013
DIMENSIONS: 4″ by 11″