The ancient art of mosaic has been used for thousands of years to decorate places of worship, from Greek temples to Portuguese cathedrals and Persian mosques. Today, mosaics are omnipresent, and can be seen in parks, shopping malls, subway stations, and at Pokemon headquarters.
The simplest definition of mosaic art is an image or design constructed from small pieces of coloured glass, stone, or other materials. In this case, the Pikachu Mosaic by artist Quentin Devine was made using 12,987 trading cards -“measuring 71.54 square metres and hanging at over 10 metres tall and 7 metres wide.
This ancient art form dates back to around 600BC and has been practised ever since but we’ve never seen anything quite like this.