Grecian Athena Mosaic and Olive Branch / Vines Mosaic

Nate deDiego arts mosaic Athena Portrait Bisazza Italian Glass, 24″x 16″
Grecian style olive branch, vines, and waves mosaic inlay by Nate deDiego

This was a pleasant experience to say the least. Both this olive branch inlay and the wall mosaic of Goddess Athena were made for a very special couple, Cathy and Leo, whom are of a Greek and Italian descent with their very own Greek Restaurant in Fair Oaks. It was a total honor to take this project on. I found an image of an ancient coin profile of Athena and ordered the sweetest glass I could track down (Bisazza). As for the inlay, I loved making this with the dimensional aspect of waves backdrop in a tranquil aqua seaweed tone marble, Verde Butterfly granite leafs and corner vines, Nero Marquina marble olives and borders, Emperor Gold marble in the corners.