Charming Birds Mosaic Designs
(5 min read) Birds are intelligent and beautiful creatures. They communicate through chirps, songs, and dance. These avian creatures are mesmerizing to look at. In the world of art, birds are highly symbolic animals. They often represent freedom and the human spirit. Certain species, like the eagle, dove, or peacock, are laden with meaning.
Have you ever thought of using birds as a design element? Through mosaic designs, our feathered friends can add charm and interest to a room. Birds can add a pleasant touch to any space, whether it’s inside or out. A bird’s natural beauty and grace can make a room appear more serene and calming.
We’ve gathered examples of bird mosaic designs to inspire you. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of birds in our selection of mosaic tiles.
Dove Mosaic Designs
The dove is recognized as a universal symbol of harmony, peace, and love. In Christianity, these snow-white birds represent hope, purity, and innocence. In the Old Testament, Noah released a dove to see if it could find dry land, and it returned with an olive leaf in its beak. The Never-Ending Source, featuring two doves seeking respite from a font of water, takes on a spiritual meaning.
Macaw Mosaic Artworks
The macaw is a large, long-tailed parrot with brightly colored feathers. The bird is native to Central and South America but is now considered an endangered species. As you can imagine, macaws are colorful, bold, and loud. But that’s what makes them the life of the party. This type of bird has a vibrant flair, and an energetic personality to match.
Yellow- Breasted Chat
The yellow-breasted chat is a songbird that is larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin. This fascinating bird symbolizes joy and positivity. Contrary to what its name suggests, chats typically stay well hidden. They feed on insects and berries. The males sing a bizarre series of hoots, whistles, and clucks to court nearby females in the spring.
The National Audubon Society describes the house finch as “adaptable, colorful, and cheery-voiced.” They are common from coast to coast, as well as familiar visitors to bird feeders. Far from being solitary birds, finches tend to forage for food as a flock. They fly to backyard bird feeders for seeds and even to hummingbird feeders for sugar water. Finches are full of zest. The brightness of their plumage is said to be determined by the quality of their diet.
Crane Mosaic Artwork
Cranes can be found across the globe, but their numbers have been dwindling due to hunting and habitat destruction. These stunning birds live in marshes and plains, eating small animals and grain. Cranes are among the world’s longest-living birds. It is no surprise that East Asian cultures associate these feathered creatures with peace, purity, good fortune, and longevity.
The kingfisher is a striking bright blue and orange bird known for its speed and agility. This fantastic creature flies high and glides gracefully through still waters. It has an unusually long beak to catch prey, and its feathers are designed to help it dive. The mosaic art above portrays a female kingfisher, identified by the red band across its chest, perched on a rock and searching for small fish.
The heron is a long-legged bird that catches fish, frogs, and other aquatic animals as it wades in shallow waters. As depicted in the marble mosaic above, it often stands quietly by rivers and lakes, with its neck bent in an S shape. In ancient Egypt, the heron hieroglyph represented Ra, the Sun God. In ancient Greece, this type of bird was Athena’s messenger.
Eagle Mosaic Art
The bald eagle is a symbol of strength, courage, and freedom. It is a magnificent bird with a stately, impressive appearance: it has a white head, bright yellow eyes, bill, and legs, and a dark brown body. Although the bald eagle is often associated with the United States, it is also native to Canada and Mexico.
With their long and graceful necks, swans are renowned for their elegance. Swans are also a symbol of beauty and romance. For centuries, these birds have been used in art to depict purity, majesty, and nobility. It is also associated with the power of love and marriage because the swan’s mating dance is a form of courtship.
Peacock Mosaic Design
The blue peacock is the national bird of India. In ancient Indian civilization, having peacocks in the palace garden was a status symbol. These legendary birds proudly display their splendid fan of feathers to attract the less colorful female or peahen. Peacocks proudly strut and show their plumage in jewel tones of gold, bronze, lapis lazuli blue, and emerald green.