The amazing Mosaic of Memories: Naples Pier Project
(4 min read) Last month Florida’s eminent art dealer Emillions Art finalized and presented the glorious result of the Mosaic of Memories: Naples Pier Project. This noble and inventive action was aimed at restoring the Naples community and celebrating the resilience and strength of the city itself. Needless to say, we are mighty proud that our colleagues chose mosaic art to do so.
The glorious Mosaic of Memories created by Robin Austin and Emillions Art. Image source: Link.
Hurricane Ian struck the state of Florida on 23rd September last year and was the deadliest one to hit this area since the 1935 Labor Day hurricane. It raked a path of destruction throughout the southeast United States, leaving Florida and its Gulf Coast to deal with horrible consequences. One of the cities devastated by the hurricane is the city of Naples. Among things lost in the wake of the disaster is the iconic Naples Pier.
Full of life and joy, Naples Pier before Ian.
Today, Naples has come a long way since the hurricane. A lot of progress has been made on the recovery front. The city is now free of debris and the rebuilding of numerous structures has already started. Back in December, wonderful people over at Emillions Art have taken a step to help their city and the local First responders by launching Mosaic of Memories: Naples Pier Project.
Robin Austin with colleagues from Emillions art and the grand masterpiece that is the Mosaic of Memories. Image source: Link.
One of robin Austin’s most famous works, David Bowie’s photo-mosaic. Image source: Link.
They asked the community to send in some happy photos taken at their beloved Naples Pier, and the community did exactly that and so much more. Thousands of pictures have been gathered and given to the famous photo-mosaic artist Robin Austin. Last month renowned artist unveiled his masterpiece at the Naples Pier, during a public celebration.
His Majesty, Robin Austin’s photo-mosaic portrait of Mick Jagger. Image source: Link.
The amazing mosaic artwork is truly an iconographic triumph in its own right. Robin Austin proved that he truly is the best at what he does. The magnificent, in both scale and appearance, The Mosaic of Memories art embodies the vibrant energy and the everyday life that used to take part in the lovely Naples Pier. 100 limited edition prints of the artwork are created, with the profits going to Collier County as a support to the families of local responders and the City of Naples for extensive restoration efforts. 20 f the 100 prints will be auctioned off through a series of public events, with the proceeds going toward a cause.
The Beatles, HardDays Night by Robin Austin. Image source: Link.
Austin’s work that was not inspired by the cult of celebrity, Apple Temptation. Image source: Link.
Robin Austin is the inventor of the art of photo-mosaic and one of the most sought-after digital artists in the world. He is famous for his work with numerous celebrities, which kind of comes as no surprise because he spent the first thirty years of his amazing career successfully working in marketing. once he sold his own company, he decided it was time for a change.
Bridget Bardot, Saint Trope by Robin Austin. Image source: Link.
Lovely photo-mosaic of Coco Chanel by Robin Austin. Image source: Link.
He created his first photo-mosaic piece as a birthday present for his son James, using the TV show Breaking Bad as a theme. Later on, he made Princess Diana photo-mosaic art, followed by Nelson Mandella and Mick Jagger artworks. One of his most notable works is the photo-mosaic portrait of David Bowies, which he created by using 3,500 tiny photos. Today, Robin Austin has more than one hundred amazing pieces in galleries all over the world.
Double Vision, a beautiful portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Robin Austin. Image source: Link.
Art has always served a purpose. Whether it was to heal in the present, celebrate life, or send a message through centuries, mosaic art in particular has always been a medium that conveyed wholesomeness and longevity. With the Mosaic of Memories project mosaic art is taking part in rebuilding and strengthening communities in the truest sense of the word.
I like the mosaic featuring Coco Chanel
These are powerful statements. I love the one of the Beatles. It’s amazing how their energy can be captured in mosaic!
Wow! The mosaic of memories is awesome. Such a fitting tribute. I loved looking at all of the other too, the David Bowie one is very cool.
These are some really amazing pieces. Honestly, before coming across this site I’d not seen so much awesome mosaic art.
It’s so sad how much destruction happened with the hurricanes. Such a lovely project with some lovely mosaics x
This mosaic art is breathtaking! The vibrant colors and intricate details truly capture the essence of Naples Pier. What a beautiful way to preserve memories and celebrate a beloved landmark.
That is a really awesome mosaic of the Naples Pier. Nice project.
Wow how beautiful! It’s so cool to see pieces like this out in public on the street where its beautiful can be seen and appreciated by all!
These are amazing and the details are incredible. I had to double check some of them were mosaics
I’d LOVE to see these in person. They’re incredible.
These are really beautiful mosaics
What an amazing use of mosacis to showcase the change in the area after such a horrific event. Thank you for sharing!
Hurricane is such a disaster but we all can recover from them. I’m glad they did too.
Yes, art is more than just art. It has the purpose to give us meaning and hope. Awesome pieces of art here.
I really love art but art doesn’t like me. But I do believe that Art has always served a purpose, that’s why I love art.
Such a beautiful project to commemorate the memories. Some lovely mosaic inspired artwork here.
Beautiful pieces of artwork! I would love to see all of these mosaic art in person! Amazing talents these artists have!
That is such a wonderful project and it looks absolutely amazing. Didn’t even know this until now and quite an interesting post.
Stunning photos as always! It sounds like you had a very memorable trip as well! I’m rooting for you! Thanks for sharing!
So many great pieces there. I do like the mosaic of the pier. That is really lovely.
Wow! Some of these are quite impressive, it looks like a lot of work went into these.
These are some really beautiful mosaics. This Naples Pier Project is definitely a must see.
Mosaic of memories sounds amazing. I would love to own such a masterpiece of intricate art.
Thanks sharing the information about the Mosaic of Memories project and the incredible work of Robin Austin. It’s heartwarming to see how art can serve a purpose in healing and rebuilding communities after such devastating events.
How amazing to see all these! I really love it!
The Naples pier project looks amazing! This is so stunning that such a photo mosaic exists full of memories.
Wow this is so incredible! I had no clue about this. Thank you for sharing – really enjoyed it!
Classic but always work. Actually it takes some skill to pull this one of since not all mosaic ends this awesome, right? hehe
What a beautiful celebration of ART. Really enjoyed the history of the Naples pier. I’ve been to the place many times. And details in this post really instilled even a more powerful memory inside.
Wow, what a stunning mosaic project! The intricate details and vibrant colors truly capture the essence of Naples Pier. It’s impressive to see such creative talent and dedication to preserving memories through art.
Wow! The mosaic art on the Naples Pier Project is simply stunning! The intricate designs and vibrant colors beautifully capture the essence of the location and its memories. Truly a work of art.
omg! there is literally everything mosaic, endless possibilities! So beautiful, so creative and so edgy! pure joy indeed!
Some stunning mosaic art work here and my favourite has to be The Beatles’ HardDays Night.
Oh wow this is such a lovely project and such beautiful mosaic art! Really stunning
I had not heard of Robin Austin before or this kind of art, I bet it looks amazing in real life.