Mecier has always been drawn to mosaics as an art form for a number of reasons.
“I like making mosaics for the obvious reasons about how people should recycle or re-think how they’re wasting their trash. It’s also just really fun [to make them], and it’s fun for people to just look into them. It’s kind of like those ‘I Spy’ books where you can identify all different objects,” Mecier told Earth911.
Mecier never received formal training as an artist, but he was mentored by his grandmother Anita Tollefson who made paintings, sculptures, collages and other art when Mecier was a child. She encouraged him to pursue mosaics even at a young age, Mecier says on his website, and taught him that materials don’t have to be expensive.
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