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Pebble mosaic at Hook, Hampshire

pebble mosaic

The large village of Hook in Hampshire (near junction 5 of the M3) boasts this work by pebble mosaic expert Maggy Howarth.

Its twin spirals lie on a thoroughfare opposite a parade of shops. The lines are very bold, with highly contrasted black and white pebbles set against a softer coloured background and radiating brickwork.

 

 

The picture below shows the mosaic in context. As I was taking these photos, a passerby commented on how much the installation of the mosaic had improved this location.

Below are details of the central motif, the "patterns within a pattern" in the stones at the heart of the spirals, and the arrangement of the rows of pebbles.

pebble mosaic detail

 

stone pattern

rows of pebbles

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