The GreenMan Mosaic

mosaic art

Mosaic inside Green Man Brewery in Asheville, NC
©2016 David Dietrich

The GreenMan is a towering natural stone mosaic located in the taproom of Asheville, North Carolina’s Green Man Brewery. The mosaic is 20 feet tall and 16 feet wide and features stones from throughout the region. Adapted from the craft brewer’s logo, the GreenMan greets guests as they arrive to the facility on Buxton Avenue in downtown Asheville. The mosaic was cut by hand and assembled at our shop before installation. The interplay of color and texture between the stones creates a depth to the piece that is best appreciated firsthand. It’ll be the first thing you see when you visit!
This was our first large scale mosaic and a wonderful opportunity to paint with stone.

In 2017, the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) recognized ‘The GreenMan’ as part of the Mosaic Arts International Exhibition in the Site Specific category.

Small pieces of malachite give GreenMan his intense gaze. Image ©2016 David Dietrich

A complex suture pattern appears in this fossilized ammonite, part of the GreenMan mosaic. Image ©2016 David Dietrich

Sandstone, pebbles, and gneiss combine to create a backdrop for the GreenMan mosaic. Image ©2016 David Dietrich

LOCATION: Green Man Brewery, Asheville, North Carolina
DATE: December 2015
DIMENSIONS: 16′ by 20′
COMMISSIONED BY: Dennis & Wendy Thies, Green Man Brewery
PROJECT DESIGNER: Krista Washam LaBlue
DESIGNED BY: Marc Archambault
FABRICATED BY: Marc Archambault, Fred Lashley, Gary Wilson, Jonathan Frederick
INSTALLED BY: Marc Archambault, Fred Lashley, Gary Wilson, Jonathan Frederick, Skyler Sabin

Hammerhead Stoneworks accepts commissions on public and private mosaic works. We are happy to design a piece- large or small- for you, or work from your design. Please contact Marc Archambault at (828) 337-7582 or e-mail him

Updates from the process

An overview of the whole process
Malachite eyes
The stones of the GreenMan