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Location: Laguna Beach


Mia Tavonatti, 2005

Funded by Mozambique Restaurant LLC
Art in Public Places

This mosaic was designed to depict the galleons of the early Portuguese explorers as they sailed off the coast of Africa in search of spices. The mosaic technique used by this artist dates back to Roman times 2000 year ago. Each glass tile, the size of a thumbnail, is precisely placed to create the larger image.

City of Laguna Beach public art collection.

Medium type: Mosaic

Date created: 2005

Dimensions: 7' 8" x 8'


1740 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651